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Accession_Number REDMG:2004.98.1
adlib_title Attic black figure; incised; added white lekythos
Shape Lekythos
Shape_description Cup mouth, with a slightly convex upper surface; tall cylindrical neck, from which rises a thin vertical strap handle, that rejoins the diagonal shoulder just above the carination; straight sides, taper gently towards the base, to which is attached a molded pedestal foot, slightly concave on the underside, with a cylindrical depression at centre.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description Orange
Munsell_color
Decoration Black on interior and exterior of mouth; reserved upper lip; restored neck; handle black on exterior; shoulder: band of vertical bars above black rays pointing toward the carination. Body: double lotus-palmette frieze, bilaterally arranged, on either side of a 'chain' (row of dotted circles inscribing incised circles. Incisions also used for palmettes; attenuated white lines (side leaves of lotuses) arc over the palmettes. Below the main zone is a thin black band, a thick black band, and a black zone that extends to the top of the foot. The foot is also decorated with a black line at the lowest part of the vertical edge of the foot, and is reserved on the underside and resting surface.
Inscriptions
Condition Comprised of 8 rejoined pieces (although shoulder and body are intact), rejoined, with added resin, paint, and modern accretions around the neck and handle. Stains and yellowish-gray deposits on side and base.
Technique/Style Black figure; incised; added white
Provenance
Period Late Archaic / Early Classical
Date 500-475
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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 on its side, showing part of the double lotus-palmette frieze.
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Front view of an Attic lekythos, showing part of the double lotus-palmette frieze.
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Front view of an Attic lekythos, showing the handle.
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Front view of an Attic lekythos, showing part of the double lotus-palmette frieze.
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Front view of an Attic lekythos, showing the double lotus-palmette frieze.
Comparanda Reading 11.10.2. For such 'palmette lekythoi' see Haspels, ABL 185 f.
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Beazley_DB
Height 15.0
Diameters Mouth 3.4, neck (min.) 1.5, shoulder 4.8, foot 3.9
Handle_height 3.5
Other_dims. W. handle 1.4
Location Reading Museum loan boxes
Edited_by Amy
Date_edited 27.08.2004
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