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Artifact Identification Lekythos   (1900.11.0078)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Toilet Articles
  4. :
  5. Hygiene Artifacts
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Apulian - Late, 315 – 300 BCE
Culture South Italian Greek, Apulian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 8.8 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 5.6 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 5.4 cm
Weight 94 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Slip
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Painting, Firing
Munsell Color Information Black (N 1.5/ 2.0% R) -Black paint. Moderate Reddish Orange (10R 5/8) -Red stripe. Yellowish White (10YR 9/1) -Tan stripes.

Research Remarks

Published Description

Apulian Gnathia. - Shape and Ornament - Ovoid body, slightly flaring foot. Shoulder: tongues, band which loops below handle. Body: oblique cross-hatching bordered above and below by bands. Around lower body is a broad band. Accessory Colors - Red: band on lower body. White: tongues, cross-hatching bands. Yellow : band below handle. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 61, 4.

Description N/A

Spurlock Museum 1900.11.0097 Naples Museum 1389 (Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Napoli 3, p. 16, pl. 69:12) Heidelberg Museum U48 (Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Heidelberg 2, p. 48, pl. 86:2) Royal Ontario Museum 972.275.1 (Hayes, Greek and Italian Black-gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum, 1984. P. 150, no. 248)


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 50, plate 61,4.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication N/A
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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