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Accession_Number REDMG:1951.136.1
adlib_title Apulian red figure; added colour lekanis lid
Shape Lekanis lid
Shape_description Moulded knob, topped by an offset beveled element with inset circle on upper surface; concave stem curves into a diagonal lid, with a slightly incurving lip, with a rounded rim.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/6
Decoration Upper surface of knob decorated with reserved (and reddened) band, black band on inset, cog-wheel on inset circle; lower part of knob and stem black except for a reserved (and reddened) band at the upper part of stem, and a reserved band where the stem meets the lid. The lid is decorated with two female heads, profile to left, between two palmettes. The females each wear a spiked stephane and a kekryphylon, earrings, and beaded necklace; cluster of three white dots in the field in front of each. Enclosed palmettes highlighted with white arcs at centre and white dots on either side of top leaf. Black wave around lip. Added colour (yellow on white) for details of jewelry. The underside is reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Two small chips around edge of the knob.
Technique/Style Red figure; added colour
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 350-300
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Image
2003.93.0240.jpg
2003.93.0240.jpg
Side view, from slightly above, of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid.
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2003.97.0908.jpg
2003.97.0908.jpg
Side view, from slightly above, of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid.
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2004.99.0632.jpg
2004.99.0632.jpg
Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure lid, showing one palmette.
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2004.99.0633.jpg
2004.99.0633.jpg
Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure lid, showing one woman female head with profile to the left.
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2004.99.0634.jpg
2004.99.0634.jpg
Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure lid, showing one palmette.
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2004.99.0635.jpg
2004.99.0635.jpg
Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure lid, showing one woman female head with profile to the left.
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2004.99.0650.jpg
2004.99.0650.jpg
Front view of an Apulian red-figure lid, showing the black wave decoration around the lip.
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2004.99.0653.jpg
2004.99.0653.jpg
Top view of an Apulian red-figure lid, showing the exterior decoration and the knob.
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Height 5.6
Diameters Knob 4.5, stem 1.4, rim 9.5
Handle_height 2.5
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Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 06.09.2002; 04.10.2004; 11.01.2006
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