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Accession_Number REDMG:1962.184.33.21
adlib_title Attic black glaze; added white lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Cup mouth on cylindrical neck, slightly narrowing and then curving to a slightly diagonal shoulder; narrow strap handle extends from the middle of the neck to the bottom of the shoulder, just above a carination, from which descends the nearly straight side walls; body narrow sharply at the bottom to a short stem attached to a tall moulded base, which tapers down.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/4
Decoration Traces of parallel vertical bars on shoulder and upper part of side walls; white ground on upper 2/3 of body; black glaze below; foot reserved on vertical surface and underside.
Inscriptions
Condition Mouth broken off; burn marks around mouth and on the front of the body (which is also covered with a waxy deposit); surface scratched and almost entirely eroded except for parts of the black glaze.
Technique/Style Black glaze; added white
Provenance
Period Classical
Date 5 c.
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Right side view of an Attic patterned lekythos.
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Back view of an Attic patterned lekythos.
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Left side view of an Attic patterned lekythos.
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Front view of an Attic patterned lekythos.
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Oblique view of an Attic patterned lekythos.
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Bottom view of an Attic patterned lekythos, showing the underside.
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Beazley_DB
Height
Diameters Neck (min.) 1.5; body 5.1; foot 4.1
Handle_height 3.8
Other_dims. Pres. H. 14.4; H. to top of handle 13.7; W. handle 5.1
Location Reading Museum loan boxes
Edited_by Amy
Date_edited 17.08.2004
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