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Accession_Number REDMG:1953.25.22
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, slightly flaring at the shoulder, tapering towards the base, and then sharply narrowing to a short stem, attached to a moulded pedestal foot, comprised of a scotia above a torus; the flat base has a conical indentation at centre.
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. Body (at front, only): black line; two rows of black dots alternating with white dots; two black lines; figural scene. Body, below: two black lines, black band, black line, black to foot and on top of foot; black on torus; otherwise reserved. Figural scene depicts a charioteer, dressed in a white tunic, driving a quadriga profile to right; the horses raise their forelegs as they pass a white meta (post). Another figure, possibly Athena, with helmet and spear, runs alongside the horses, so that (s)he is obscured by them.
Inscriptions
Condition Comprised of four rejoined fragments (three of which combine to form the mouth, upper neck and top of handle). Greyish-white deposits on mouth, inside of handle, and lower part of body. Small chips on top of foot. White details have faded.
Technique/Style Black figure; added white; incised
Provenance
Period Classical
Date 475-450
Dating_details
Artist Haimon Group
Attribution
Image
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Left view of an Attic black-figure lekythos depicting a charioteer draped in a white garment.
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Oblique view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, slightly from above, showing charioteer in white garment driving quadriga to right.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a chariot.
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3/4-right side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a chariot.
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Right side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing the front of a chariot.
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Back view of an Attic black-figure lekythos.
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Oblique view, from above, of the left side of the shoulder of an Attic black-figure lekythos.
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Side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos.
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Top view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing mouth and shoulder.
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Reserved base of Attic black-figure lekythos.
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Left side view of an Attic, black-figure lekythos, showing a charioteer.
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Front view of an Attic, black-figure lekythos, showing a chariot and horses.
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Right view of an Attic, black-figure lekythos, showing horses attached to a chariot.
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Back view of an Attic, black-figure lekythos, showing the handle and the portion of the body without figures.
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Oblique view of the base of an Attic, black-figure lekythos.
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Oblique top view of an Attic, black-figure lekythos, depicting a charioteer.
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Close-up view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, depicting a charioteer.
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Left side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, depicting a charioteer.
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Back view of an Attic, black-figure lekythos, showing the handle and the portion of the body without figures.
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Right side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, depicting a charioteer and his horses.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, depicting a charioteer and his horses.
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Top view of an Attic, black-figure lekythos, showing line design on the shoulder.
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View of the base of an Attic, black-figure lekythos.
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Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 16.5
Diameters Mouth 3.1; body 5.0; base 3.9
Handle_height 3.2
Other_dims.
Location Education
Edited_by Denise; Amy
Date_edited 28.08.2002; 09.09.2004
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