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Accession_Number REDMG:1953.25.26
adlib_title Attic black figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Cup mouth with flat lip, slightly offset from narrow neck, which broadens to a nearly flat shoulder; thin strap handle rises from under the cup mouth and rejoins at the lower part of the shoulder; below carination is a conical body, with concave side walls, tapering down, and straightening out towards the small disk foot, flaring on its upper edge, rounded on its vertical edge, and with a broad, flat resting surface; nipple at the centre of the underside.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/6
Decoration Black mouth, interior and exterior, with a red band on lip; handle black on exterior. Shoulder: inner band of black tongues and an outer circle of daisy petals. Black body and upper part of foot; black band on resting surface; otherwise reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Mouth broken off but rejoined; chip rejoined at foot. Top part of handle missing; lower part rejoined to shoulder. Surface weathered.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period Late Archaic / Early Classical
Date 500-475
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Left side view of an Attic 'little lion' lekythos, with black figure decoration.
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Back view of an Attic 'little lion' lekythos, with black figure decoration.
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Right side view of an Attic 'little lion' lekythos, with black figure decoration.
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Front view of an Attic 'little lion' lekythos, with black figure decoration.
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Oblique view, from above, of the left side of an Attic 'little lion' lekythos, with black figure decoration.
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Right side view of an Attic 'little lion' lekythos, with black figure decoration.
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Back view of an Attic 'little lion' lekythos, with black figure decoration.
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Left side view of an Attic 'little lion' lekythos, with black figure decoration.
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2001.99.0110.jpg
Front view of an Attic 'little lion' lekythos, with black figure decoration.
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Oblique view, from above, of the left side of an Attic 'little lion' lekythos, with black figure decoration.
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2001.99.0112.jpg
Oblique view, from above, of the left side of an Attic 'little lion' lekythos, with black figure decoration.
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2003.93.0394.jpg
Right side view of an Attic 'little lion' lekythos, with black figure decoration.
Comparanda Rhitsona class 'P'; Haspels, ABL, 107 ff.
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 10.0
Diameters Rim 2.8, neck (min.) 1.1, body 4.8, base 2.7
Handle_height
Other_dims.
Location Conservator's Workshop, Museum of English Rural Life
Edited_by Denise; Amy
Date_edited 21.08.2002; 08.07.2004; 18.07.2011
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