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Accession_Number REDMG:1953.25.35
adlib_title Apulian black glaze; patterned; added white lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Chimney mouth, bell-shaped, flaring at the top, with a broad rim, convex on the upper surface, and sloping in; the mouth is offset from a short neck that broadens toward the barrel-shaped body, from which it is also offset; thick disk foot, rounded in profile, with a thin resting surface, concave on the underside, pointed at centre; strap handle (missing) rose from the side of the neck and rejoined at the lowest part of the shoulder.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/4
Decoration Black glaze on mouth and upper part of neck (dipped); handle zone surrounded by black band; 8 black tongues on neck, reserved shoulder except for two neck tongues that extend down to the body on either side of the handle, black band at height of lower handle attachment. The remainder of the body is covered with a net pattern of fine, irregular black lines and tiny white dots where lines cross. Broad black band (thin glaze) around bottom of body and top of foot; resting surface and underside reserved. Glaze is misfired red on one side.
Inscriptions
Condition Missing handle; glaze pitted, especially on rim and mouth some light and dark grey deposits on lower body and underside.
Technique/Style Black glaze; patterned; added white
Provenance
Period Early Hellenistic
Date 325-275
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Attribution
Image
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Back view of Apulian black-figure lekythos with a net pattern on the body.
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Right side view of Apulian black-figure lekythos with a net pattern on the body.
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Front view of Apulian black-figure lekythos with a net pattern on the body.
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Oblique view, from above of Apulian black-figure lekythos with a net pattern on the body, showing the mouth, shoulder, and body decoration.
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Oblique view of an Apulian black-figure lekythos, showing the broken area.
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Right side view of Apulian black-figure lekythos with a net pattern on the body.
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Left side view of Apulian black-figure lekythos with a net pattern on the body.
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Top view of Apulian black-figure lekythos, showing the lip.
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Front view of an Apulian black-figure lekythos, showing the net pattern on the body.
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Front view of an Apulian black-figure lekythos, showing the net pattern on the body and the broken area.
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Comparanda For other Italian lekythoi with a similar net pattern at Reading cf. 22.3.34 and 50.4.8. Hayes 1984, 169 suggests that this is the same ware as Gnathia net lekythoi.
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Beazley_DB
Height 10.7
Diameters Rim 3.6, body 3.9, foot 3.1
Handle_height
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Location Death
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 09.09.2002; 20.10.2003; 20.01.2006
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