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Accession_Number REDMG:1958.111.1
adlib_title Attic red figure squat lekythos
Shape Squat lekythos
Shape_description Slightly flaring cup mouth, with a slightly convex upper surface; strap handle (lopsided) rises from the top of the neck and rejoins at the middle of the shoulder; cylindrical neck, broadening at the bottom, offset from the globular body, above a broad ring base, convex in profile, with a thin resting surface and slightly concave underside.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/4
Decoration Black glaze except reserved on the lower part of the foot, resting surface, and udnerside. Red figure palmette (11 leaves) with tendrils and leaves rising from either side. Small, dotted circle on left side, above tendril; round groundline.
Inscriptions
Condition Comprised of 9 rejoined fragments (8 of which comprise the upper part of the handle), missing a chip from the outside of the rim; slightly worn on the lip and darkened (stained) on red surfaces.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Classical
Date 5 c.
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Oblique view, from above, of the right side of an Attic red-figure 'palmette' squat lekythos.
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Right side view of an Attic red-figure 'palmette' squat lekythos.
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Back view of an Attic red-figure 'palmette' squat lekythos.
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Left side view of an Attic red-figure 'palmette' squat lekythos.
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Front view of an Attic red-figure 'palmette' squat lekythos.
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Bottom view of an Attic red-figure 'palmette' squat lekythos, showing a reserved underside.
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Height 10.2
Diameters Rim 3.5, neck 1.5, body 6.6, foot 5.4
Handle_height 3.3
Other_dims. W. handle 1.1, H. foot 0.6
Location Reading Museum loan boxes
Edited_by Amy
Date_edited 27.08.2004
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