Black Figure Lekanis


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Artifact Identification Black Figure Lekanis   (1922.01.0036)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Toilet Articles
  4. :
  5. Beauty Supplies
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Archaic Period (800 - 480 BC), 575–565 BCE.
Culture Greek, Attic

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 28.7 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 22.7 cm
Dimension 3 (Height) 8.6 cm
Weight 587 g
Measuring Remarks D1 includes the handles; D2 does not.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Glazing, Painting, Incising
Munsell Color Information Brownish Orange (5YR 5/8) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE Offset mouth, ribbon handles, flaring foot. Interior fully glazed. Concentric red bands on interior, uneven red band on exterior of rim. Handles reserved on insides, curve incisions on exterior. Two thin bands above rays on the lower body. Three concentric circles on the underside of bowl. SUBJECT On the exterior: A-B, siren to right flanked by sphinxes. Details incised, crude rosette fillers. ACCESSORY COLORS Purple: Wings. From Vouvra. Attributed to the Polos Painter by D. Amyx. About 575-565 B. C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 10, 3-4.

Description N/A

Beazley, Attic Black-figure Vase-painters, 1956. Pp. 43-49 Boardman, Athenian Black-Figure Vases, 1974. P. 189, pl. 29 Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Oxford 2 (Great Britain 9), p. 91, pl. 1:18


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 12, Plate 10, 3-4.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication University of Marburg Archaeological Seminar Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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