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Accession_Number REDMG:1951.139.1
adlib_title Apulian red figure lekanis lid
Shape Lekanis lid
Shape_description Moulded knob, topped by a slightly rounded element with inset circle and conical indentation, on upper surface; lower part of knob curves into a nearly cylindrical stem offset from a diagonal lid, with a tapered lip, with a plain rim.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 5/6
Decoration Black, except for double palmette on top of knob, reserved line on groove below stem. On top of lid, two female heads, each wearing a sakkos, one with a spiked stephane, profile to left, between palmettes. More tendrils and vegetal ornament, emerge from the palmettes. Wave to right, around lip. Added colour only for stephane.
Inscriptions
Condition Slight chip on the rim; white deposits on the underside.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Early Hellenistic
Date 325-300
Dating_details
Artist Painter of the Kassel Cup
Attribution Trendall and Cambitoglou, RFVA 2.717.851, class this vessel with vases 'associated in style with the Painter of the Kassel Cup'.
Image
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Top view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing a female head, profile to the left.
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2003.97.0905.jpg
Front view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing a female head, profile to the left.
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2003.97.0906.jpg
Back view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing a female head, profile to the left.
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2003.97.0907.jpg
Front view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing a female head, profile to the left, and a wave pattern on the rim.
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2004.99.0640.jpg
Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing a female head, profile to the left, and a double palmette on top of the knob.
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2004.99.0641.jpg
Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing tendrils emerging from the palmettes and a double palmette on top of the knob.
2004.99.0642.jpg
2004.99.0642.jpg
Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing a female head, profile to the left, and a double palmette on top of the knob.
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2004.99.0643.jpg
Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing tendrils emerging from the palmettes and a double palmette on top of the knob.
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2004.99.0649.jpg
Front view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing a wave pattern on the rim.
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2004.99.0655.jpg
Top view of an Apulian red-figure lekanis lid, showing exterior decoration and the knob.
Comparanda
Bibliography RFVA 22/851
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 4.3
Diameters Knob 4.9, stem 2.0, rim 10.1
Handle_height 1.6
Other_dims.
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Hannah; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 06.08.2002; 04.10.2004; 11.01.2006
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