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Accession_Number REDMG:1964.1649
adlib_title Corinthian black glaze; white ground; overpainted lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description White-ground lekythos, group iii. Tall cylindrical neck broadening to a diagonal shoulder. Vertical strap handle rises from top of neck to bottom of the shoulder, where it broadens. Below the handle attachment a carination marks the join with the straight body, which narrows at the base to a molded pedestal foot with a slightly concave outer edge, convex underside, indented in the centre.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Corinthian
Fabric_description Buff, fine-grained, and smooth
Munsell_color 2.5Y 7/3
Decoration Black glaze on handle, lower body, and foot, excluding underside. White-ground on shoulder and body, with slight traces of red decoration
Inscriptions
Condition Mouth missing, broken off just above handle; black and white decoration eroded; grey deposits.
Technique/Style Black glaze; white ground; overpainted
Provenance
Period High Classical
Date 450-425
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Right side view of a Corinthian white-ground lekythos.
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Right side view of a Corinthian white-ground lekythos.
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Front view of a Corinthian white-ground lekythos.
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Front view of a Corinthian white-ground lekythos, showing handle.
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Front view of a Corinthian white-ground lekythos.
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Front view of a Corinthian white-ground lekythos.
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Oblique view of a Corinthian white-ground lekythos.
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Front view of the base of a Corinthian white-ground lekythos.
Comparanda Cf. Reading RM.25.53.30 and Corinth 13, 141 fig. 15, 143
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 14.8
Diameters Neck (min.) 1.5, shoulder 5.1, base 4.0
Handle_height 4.9
Other_dims.
Location 5.2.5
Edited_by Denise; Amy
Date_edited 21.08.2002; 08.07.2004
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