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Accession_Number REDMG:1953.25.27
adlib_title Attic black figure lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Narrow cylindrical neck, broadens to a nearly flat shoulder; thin strap handle rises from the top of the neck and rejoins at the lower part of the shoulder; below carination is a conical body, tapering and then 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 Handle black on exterior. Shoulder: inner band of black tongues and an outer circle of rays, black alternating with white. Black body and upper part of foot; two red lines, one at top of body and one 2/3 down the body.
Inscriptions
Condition Mouth broken off just above handle; foot chipped at front. Added white and red faded, and some black glaze chipped.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period Classical
Date 500
Dating_details
Artist Rhitsona Class P
Attribution
Image
2001.99.0089.jpg
2001.99.0089.jpg
Oblique view, from above, of the left shoulder of an Attic 'Little lion' lekythos, showing black tongue decoration.
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2001.99.0113.jpg
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Right side view of an Attic 'Little lion' lekythos.
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Back view of an Attic 'Little lion' lekythos.
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2001.99.0115.jpg
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Left side view of an Attic 'Little lion' lekythos.
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Front view of an Attic 'Little lion' lekythos.
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Right side view of Attic 'Little lion' lekythos.
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Left side view of Attic 'Little lion' lekythos.
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Top view of Attic 'Little lion' lekythos, showing tongue pattern on shoulder and that mouth is broken.
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2003.97.0404.jpg
View of Attic 'Little lion' lekythos on its side, showing reserved base.
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2004.99.0769.jpg
Oblique view, from above, of the left shoulder of an Attic 'Little lion' lekythos, showing black tongue decoration.
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2004.99.0770.jpg
2004.99.0770.jpg
Left side view of an Attic 'Little lion' lekythos.
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2004.99.0771.jpg
2004.99.0771.jpg
Front view of an Attic 'Little lion' lekythos.
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2004.99.0772.jpg
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Right side view of an Attic 'Little lion' lekythos.
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2004.99.0773.jpg
2004.99.0773.jpg
Back view of an Attic 'Little lion' lekythos.
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2005.99.0085.jpg
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Front view of an Attic 'Little lion' lekythos.
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Comparanda Ure's 'Rhitsona Class P' (Ure 1927, 54) and Haspels' 'Little Lion Class' (ABL 107-109). One of the later examples of this class, on account of its slender profile (much slimmer than RM.1953.25.26) and thick disk foot. Cf. Reading 45.6.15: CVA Reading 1, pl. 11.13 (nearly identical except for a red band at the center of the body, rather than the top, and more careful work on the shoulder).
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height
Diameters Neck (min.) 1.1, shoulder 4.1, base 3.0
Handle_height 2.5
Other_dims. Pres. H. 9.3
Location Death
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 23.08.2002; 09.09.2004; 20.01.2006
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