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Accession_Number REDMG:1997.209.4
adlib_title Attic black figure; incised; added white lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Cup mouth; exterior surface of foot, slightly convex, broadens towards the base, with has a flat underside except for a conical indentation at the centre.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/6
Decoration Mouth black on inside, with reserved lip, black exterior; outer part of handle black but otherwise reserved; shoulder reserved with band of dots above a band of rays reaching to the carination. Body: band of fat palmettes, decorated with slender white lines arcing over the the palmettes, and incisions, alternating with long lotus petals, above a 'cable'; black band; reserved band; black zone in lowest part of body and upper part of foot; lower part of foot and underside reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Comprised of five or more rejoined pieces, scratched and stained on the surface, eroded in places, and repainted on the handle (where the paint is peeling off).
Technique/Style Black figure; incised; added white
Provenance
Period Late Archaic / Early Classical
Date 500-475
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Oblique view of an Attic Lekythos, showing a fat palmette with white lines arching over them.
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2004.99.0917.jpg
Front view of an Attic Lekythos, showing a fat palmette with white lines arching over them, and the black lower body.
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Front view of an Attic Lekythos, showing the black lower body.
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Front view of an Attic Lekythos, showing a fat palmette with white lines arching over them, and the black lower body.
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Front view of an Attic Lekythos, showing a fat palmette with white lines arching over them, and the black lower body.
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Oblique view of an Attic Lekythos on its side, showing the base.
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Comparanda Reading 11.10.2. For palmette lekythoi see Haspels, ABL 185 f. and Marathon finds: CVA Athens, pl. 10.13
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Beazley_DB
Height 13.3
Diameters Rim 2.8; shoulder 3.7; base 3.8
Handle_height 3.1
Other_dims. H. mouth 1.3; W. handle 1.0
Location Reading Museum loan boxes
Edited_by Amy
Date_edited 27.08.2004
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