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Accession_Number REDMG:1953.25.25
adlib_title Attic black figure; added white; incised lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Tall cylindrical neck, which broadens to a slightly diagonal shoulder. Small strap handle rejoins at the bottom of the shoulder; below a carination at shoulder is a cylindrical body, tapering gently towards the base, which is attached to a moulded pedestal foot, tapering down, with a profile that is slightly convex; the underside has a conical indentation at centre.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/6
Decoration Reserved neck; band of black vertical bars above a band of black rays on shoulder, extending to carination. Body: maeander to right (only at front), between two pairs of black lines; figural scene (front only); black band; black to foot and on top of foot, and top half of vertical surface of foot; otherwise reserved. Figural scene is of four seated figures, seemingly two women profile to right, the second playing a lyre, face a man reclining in 3/4-view to left on a kline (couch), with another female figure, profile to left, at his right. Dotted branches extend from the male figure (perhaps Dionysos) on either side. Added white for female flesh (faces) and fruit; incisions for drapery and fillets.
Inscriptions
Condition Handle, mouth and most of neck are missing. The surface is cracked, and has peeled off in some parts at the back; only ghosts remain of the white details.
Technique/Style Black figure; added white; incised
Provenance
Period Classical
Date 500-450
Dating_details
Artist Haimon Group
Attribution Perhaps by
Image
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Left side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a symposion.
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2001.99.0058.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a symposion.
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2001.99.0059.jpg
Right side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a symposion.
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2001.99.0060.jpg
3/4-right side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a symposion.
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2001.99.0061.jpg
Oblique view, from slightly above, of the left shoulder of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing black tongue decoration on shoulder.
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2001.99.0100.jpg
Right side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a symposion.
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2001.99.0101.jpg
Back view of an Attic black-figure lekythos.
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2001.99.0102.jpg
Left side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a symposion.
2001.99.0103.jpg
2001.99.0103.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a symposion.
2001.99.0104.jpg
2001.99.0104.jpg
3/4-right side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a symposion.
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2001.99.0117.jpg
Oblique view, from slightly above, of the left shoulder of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing black tongue decoration on shoulder.
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2003.93.0392.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a symposion.
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Right side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a symposion.
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2003.97.0393.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a symposion.
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2003.97.0394.jpg
Right side view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing a symposion.
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2003.97.0395.jpg
Top view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing black tongue decoration on shoulder.
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Bottom view of an Attic black-figure lekythos, showing reserved base.
Comparanda On attribution cf. 29.11.2 and 45.6.17.
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height
Diameters Shoulder 4.7, base 3.7
Handle_height
Other_dims. Pres. H. 11.8
Location 4
Edited_by Denise; Amy
Date_edited 28.08.2002; 09.09.2004
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