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Accession_Number REDMG:1951.157.1
adlib_title Apulian red figure; ruddled squat lekythos
Shape Squat lekythos
Shape_description Cup mouth, 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 squat, high shouldered body, from which it is offset; tall but narrow ring base with rounded resting surface and slightly convex underside; strap handle rises from the side of the neck and rejoins at the lowest part of the shoulder.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 7/3
Decoration Entirely black except for reserved line around edge of rim, ‘ribbed’ zone (comprised of five vertical lines in panel) at front of neck, and figural scene on the front of the body, and reserved underside at front half of lekythos (similarly the front half of the interior is reserved). Scene: double tendril, with a blossom emerging from the larger tendril; female head, profile to left; rosette in upper right field; small tendril in lower left field. The female wears her hair in a sakkos, tied at the back, from which emerges a tuft of curly hair around the ear. The reserved areas are ruddled, except on the underside. Some of the glaze beneath the handle has fired red.
Inscriptions
Condition The red surfaces have eroded. Some black glaze has worn off at the back of the handle, where it is also slightly pitted; the underside bears some tan deposits.
Technique/Style Red figure; ruddled
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 375-325
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution The ornament on this vase relates it to the works of the minor painters and workshops associated with the Iliupersis Painter and other painters (Cambitoglou and Trendall, RVAp ch. 11). Cf. particularly Zagreb 1080 (RVAp 11/115).
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing a female head, profile to left.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing a female head, profile to left.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing the handle.
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Top view of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing the lip.
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Bottom view of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing the partially reserved base.
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Oblique view, from above, of the left side of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing a female head, profile to left.
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Left side view of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing a female head, profile to left.
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Right side view of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos.
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Back view of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos.
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Detailed view of the front of the body of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing a female head, profile to left.
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Detailed view of the front of the body of an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, showing a female head, profile to left.
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Comparanda No precise comparanda have been found but for a female head to left, between tendrils, on a squat lekythos, see Fasan, Meo-Evoli inv. 172-74: Reho-Bumbalova 1979, 141 nos. 82-84, pl. 70.
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Height 10.0
Diameters Rim 4.2, neck 1.3, body 8.1, base 5.3
Handle_height 3.4
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Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 09.09.2002; 18.10.2004; 11.01.2006
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