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Accession_Number REDMG:1951.137.1
adlib_title Apulian red figure; added colour mug lid
Shape Mug lid
Shape_description Moulded knob, topped by beveled element with inset circle on upper surface; concave stem, attached to a nearly flat lid, with a moulded flange on the underside, slightly concave at centre.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/4
Decoration Inset circle of knob decorated with a cross with chevrons in the angles. Bars on rim of knob. Black stem, reserved band at attachment to lid, which is decorated with a figural scene. Bird (partridge or pigeon) standing profile to right, towards a female head (Aphrodite), profile to left, wearing dotted spiked stephane, sakkos, and a pony tail, as well as white hoop earrings and a dotted necklace. Two dotted four-petal rosettes in field behind her. Scene flanked by two sets of tendrils from which emerge lotus buds, on either side of a palmette from the top of which emerges a lotus bud. Added colour (yellow on white) for details of bird, stephane, jewelry, and flowers. Flange on edge and underside of lid are reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Two small chips on the outside of lid, and a larger chip on flange; white and reddish-brown deposits on the underside; glaze cracking above the bird.
Technique/Style Red figure; added colour
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 360-340
Dating_details
Artist Lampas Painter
Attribution Trendall and Cambitoglou, 1.285.233, attribute this lekanis lid to the Lampas Painter, a 'follower of the Plain Style tradition'.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing the interior.
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2003.93.0013.jpg
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Top view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing a woman's head, profile to the left, facing a bird.
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2003.93.0014.jpg
2003.93.0014.jpg
Front view of Apulian red-figure lekanis lid.
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2003.97.0902.jpg
2003.97.0902.jpg
Front view of Apulian red-figure lekanis lid.
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2003.97.0903.jpg
Front view of Apulian red-figure lekanis lid.
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2003.97.0904.jpg
Top view of Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing floral and figural decoration.
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2004.07.0004.jpg
Top view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing a woman's head, profile to the left, facing a (wryneck) bird.
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Oblique view, from above, of the back of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing a palmette and floral ornament, as well as a wryneck bird facing a woman's head (not shown).
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Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing a palmette and one chip.
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2004.99.0645.jpg
2004.99.0645.jpg
Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing a palmette, bird and the head of a woman (Aphrodite) profile facing left, and both chips.
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2004.99.0646.jpg
2004.99.0646.jpg
Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing a bird and the head of a woman (Aphrodite) profile facing left.
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2004.99.0647.jpg
2004.99.0647.jpg
Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing the head of a woman (Aphrodite) profile facing left and floral decoration.
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2004.99.0648.jpg
2004.99.0648.jpg
Front view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing the black stem.
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2004.99.0654.jpg
2004.99.0654.jpg
Top view of the top of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing the exterior decoration and knob decorated with a cross with chevrons in the angles.
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Comparanda
Bibliography Cambitoglou/Trendall 1961, 82.20; RFVA 10/233
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 4.5
Diameters Knob 5.0, rim 11.1
Handle_height
Other_dims. H. knob 2.9; H. flange 0.9
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 06.09.2002; 04.10.2004; 11.01.2006
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