Gnathia Lekythos


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Artifact Identification Gnathia Lekythos   (1900.11.0097)
  1. Personal Artifacts
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  3. Toilet Articles
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  5. Hygiene Artifacts
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Late Apulian, 315–300 BCE
Culture South Italian Greek, Apulian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 7.2 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 12.5 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 114 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Slip, Pigment--Paint
Manufacturing Processes Painting, Throwing, Firing
Munsell Color Information Dark Gray (N 3.25/ 7.7% R) -Main color. White (N 9/ 78.7% R) -White linings. Moderate Brown (7.5YR 4/4) -Bottom.

Research Remarks

Published Description

Apulian Gnathia Lekythos Shape and Ornament - Ovoid body, loop handle, foot flaring and grooved. On the neck, a line with pendant hooks. On the body, a band which loops below the handle, and oblique cross-hatching between two bands. Accessory Colors - White: line, pendant hooks, oblique cross-hatching, and two bands. Yellow: band which loops below handle. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 61, 3.

Description N/A

Spurlock Museum 1900.11.0078 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 49, Plate 61,3.

Artifact History

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

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