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Accession_Number REDMG:1951.156.1
adlib_title Attic black figure; added white; incised lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Chimney mouth with everted lip, slightly concave on the upper surface, and ridged on the lower surface, offset from a tall cylindrical neck, which broadens to a flat shoulder. Small strap handle arches up from alongside the neck and rejoins at the bottom of the shoulder; below a carination at shoulder is a cylindrical body, tapering towards the base, and then sharply narrowing to a short stem.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 5/6
Decoration Mouth black inside and out, with a reserved lip; reserved neck; black on exterior of handle; band of black vertical bars above band of black rays on shoulder. Body, top: black line at top of body. Body (at front, only): three rows of black dots between four black lines; black lines above and below figural scene; below, simple maeander to right, above a black line. Body, below: two black lines, thick black band, two thinner black bands, black to foot. Figural scene depicts a goddess mounting a quadriga, profile to right. Behind the horses are a seated (?) female figure, also profile to right, and a standing male (?) figure, from whom emerge, to either side, dotted branches; in front of the horses is a lyre player, seated profile to the left. All figures are heavily draped.
Inscriptions
Condition Foot is restored; missing one chip on right side of shoulder; deposits on mouth, lip, and under handle; surface decoration has faded.
Technique/Style Black figure; added white; incised
Provenance
Period
Date 500-475
Dating_details
Artist Haimon Painter
Attribution
Image
2003.64.0003.jpg
2003.64.0003.jpg
3/4-view from the left of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a goddess, a chariot, and two more figures including a lyre player.
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2003.64.0004.jpg
2003.64.0004.jpg
3/4-view from the right of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing several figurines around a chariot.
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2003.93.0052.jpg
2003.93.0052.jpg
Right side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the forepart of chariot horses and a seated woman.
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2003.93.0053.jpg
2003.93.0053.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a goddess, a chariot, and two more figures including a lyre player.
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2003.97.0460.jpg
2003.97.0460.jpg
Right side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the forepart of chariot horses and a seated woman.
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2003.97.0461.jpg
2003.97.0461.jpg
Top view of and Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the mouth.
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2003.97.0462.jpg
2003.97.0462.jpg
Base of Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the base.
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2004.07.0008.jpg
2004.07.0008.jpg
3/4-view from the left of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a goddess, a chariot, and two more figures including a lyre player (left). Lekythos on the right refers to 29.11.3
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2004.07.0096.jpg
2004.07.0096.jpg
3/4-view from the left of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a goddess, a chariot, and two more figures including a lyre player.
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2004.07.0098.jpg
2004.07.0098.jpg
3/4-view from the right of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing several figures around a chariot.
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2004.99.0755.jpg
2004.99.0755.jpg
Oblique view, from slightly above, of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing figures around a chariot.
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2004.99.0756.jpg
2004.99.0756.jpg
Oblique view, from slightly above, of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing figures around a chariot.
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2005.99.0064.jpg
2005.99.0064.jpg
Left side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the handle and the decorations on the side of the body.
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2005.99.0065.jpg
2005.99.0065.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the decorations on the body.
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2005.99.0066.jpg
2005.99.0066.jpg
Right side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the decorations on the body and the handle.
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2005.99.0067.jpg
2005.99.0067.jpg
Right side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the decorations on the body and the handle.
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2005.99.0068.jpg
2005.99.0068.jpg
Back view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the handle.
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2005.99.0069.jpg
2005.99.0069.jpg
Bottom view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the base.
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2005.99.0070.jpg
2005.99.0070.jpg
Oblique view from the top, showing the details on the shoulders and the mouth.
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Comparanda
Bibliography ABV 539.8
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 305686
Height 17.0
Diameters Rim 3.3, neck (min.) 1.3, shoulder 5.3
Handle_height 3.2
Other_dims.
Location Myth and religion
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 23.08.2002; 09.09.2004; 10.01.2006
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