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Accession_Number REDMG:1953.25.56
adlib_title Perhaps Egyptian lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description
Material Terracotta
Fabric Perhaps Egyptian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/4
Decoration Red on outer surface. Slightly flaring mouth with long neck. Moulded rim at base of neck. Single curved handle. On shoulder are long tongues, band, 'sigma' shapes, band, broad band, bands, pointed tongues up from base. Foot flares out and base flat. Down each side, below handle and opposite side are flat strips that reach from neck to base.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. Base is a little unstable due to minor chips. Small traces of deposits. Slight scratches but is very good condition on the hole.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period Roman
Date
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.93.0128.jpg
2003.93.0128.jpg
Miniature lekythos (turned upside down) with relief decoration, probably from Roman Egypt.
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Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 7.8
Diameters Mouth 1.6; neck 1.3; body 3.8; base 1.6
Handle_height 2.3
Other_dims.
Location 11.1.5
Edited_by Denise; Joana Varela
Date_edited 14.08.2002; 05.04.2017
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