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Accession_Number REDMG:1958.112.1
adlib_title Attic black glaze lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Cup mouth with flat rim, tall cylindrical neck, slightly widening at the top, curving into a diagonal shoulder, below which (from a carination) the body tapers slightly, and then curves sharply to join a tall moulded base, with straight sides, slightly concave on the underside, with a cylindrical depression; a vertical strap handle extends from the middle of the neck to the bottom of the shoulder, just above the carination.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/4
Decoration Black band on the inside of the mouth; reserved on rim; black exterior of mouth; reserved neck; black exterior of handle; shoulder decorated with two friezes of vertical lines. Body ( from top to bottom): simple maeander between two black lines, black neck frieze between two black bands, band of vertical lines between two black lines black line; two black bands; black zone reaches to foot, which is decorated with a black band above a black line; foot reserved on underside and interior.
Inscriptions
Condition Comprised of ten or more rejoined fragments (breaks are concentrated around the neck, handle, and foot); stained all over, with pitting and scratches.
Technique/Style Black glaze
Provenance
Period Classical
Date 5 c.
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Artist
Attribution
Image
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Oblique view of an Attic lekythos on its side, showing the base.
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Oblique view of an Attic lekythos, showing the decorative bands.
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Front view of an Attic lekythos, showing the decorative bands.
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Front view of an Attic lekythos, showing the handle.
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Front view of an Attic lekythos, showing the decorative bands.
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Front view of an Attic lekythos, showing the decorative bands.
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Beazley_DB
Height 15.6
Diameters Rim 3.3, neck 1.5, shoulder 5.2, foot 3.9, stem 2.0
Handle_height 3.9
Other_dims. W. handle 1.2
Location Reading Museum loan boxes
Edited_by Amy
Date_edited 27.08.2004
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