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Accession_Number REDMG:1951.151.1
adlib_title Apulian red figure; ruddled; added colour (yellow and white) squat lekythos
Shape Squat lekythos
Shape_description According to Trendall and Cambitoglou, RFVA 1.278.149, this is a special lekythos shape. Cup mouth, slightly flaring at the top, with a broad rim, convex on the upper surface; the mouth is offset from a short cylindrical neck that broadens toward the bulbous squat body; short ring base, rounded in profile, with narrow, flat resting surface and recessed underside; strap handle rises from the upper part of the shoulder, along the side of the neck and curves to rejoins at the lowest part of the shoulder.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 7/4
Decoration Black glaze all over, except for red rim, two superimposed decorative friezes at the base of the neck (ribbing between two black lines, egg-and-dots between two black lines, yellow dots below); figural frieze between tendrils; beneath handle one palmette sits atop a second palmette enclosed in tendrils that terminate above in volutes from which emerge further tendrils, ending in volutes, that sprout yet another set of tendrils; egg frieze between two reserved bands encircles the entire body and serves as a groundline for the figures; reserved underside. The scene depicts a youth, nude except for two bands in his hair and a chlamys draped over his bent left arm, advancing (dancing?) in 3/4-view to the right, following two maenads, all advancing in 3/4-view to the right, although the last two maenads turn their heads profile to the left. All three maenads wear two bands in their hair (the last, however, appears as a single thick band), beaded necklaces, belted, sleeveless chitons, and snake bracelets on their left arms (the first maenad has a similar bracelet on her right arm). The youth and the first two maenads hold thyrsoi in their left hands. The third maenad holds a wreath in her lowered left hand. All red surfaces are ruddled, except for the underside, including resting surface. Some added white and yellow highlight details on heads, jewelery and thyrsoi.
Inscriptions
Condition Rim chipped and foot pitted; surface in excellent condition except for cracks around handle attachments, tan deposits on handle and underside.
Technique/Style Red figure; ruddled; added colour (yellow and white)
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 360-340
Dating_details
Artist Thrysus Painter; Lecce Group
Attribution Trendall and Cambitoglou, RFVA 1.278.149, attribute this lekythos to the Thyrsus Painter, 'whose work is connected with that of the Lecce Painter in his later phase' (RFVA 1.274).
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Left side view of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing a youth with a thyrsos.
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Right side view of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing two maenads (with thyrsos and wreath).
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Right side view of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing two maenads (with thyrsos and wreath).
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Right side view of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing two maenads (with thyrsos and wreath).
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Top view of an Apulian squat lekythos, showing the reserved lip and part of the decoration on the body.
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Bottom view of an Apulian squat lekythos, showing the reserved base.
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Top view of the shoulder of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing a satyr and two maenads.
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Top view of the shoulder of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing three maenads.
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Right side view of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing two maenads.
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Back view of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing two palmettes beneath the handle.
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Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing three maenads advancing.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing two maenads advancing, profiles to the left.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing one maenad advancing with profile to the right.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing one youth advancing with profile to the right.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing two palmettes beneath the handle.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing one maenad advancing with profile to the left.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing one maenad advancing with profile to the left.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing one maenad advancing with profile to the right.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing one youth advancing with profile to the right.
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Top view of the top of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing exterior decoration and the mouth.
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Comparanda
Bibliography Cambitoglou/Trendall 1961, 78.31, pl. XL.200; RFVA 10/149
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 19.4
Diameters Rim 5.6; body 14.0; base 10.2
Handle_height 4.9
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Location Education
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 09.09.2002; 18.10.2004; 06.01.2006
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