Gnathia Lekanis


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Artifact Identification Gnathia Lekanis   (1922.01.0149A)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Toilet Articles
  4. :
  5. Beauty Supplies
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Hellenistic, Late 4th century BCE
Culture South Italian Greek, Egnazian, Gnathian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 17.9 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 6.5 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 239 g
Measuring Remarks 6.5 cm is the height 17.9 cm is the diameter
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Painting, Glazing, Handbuilding
Munsell Color Information Black (N 2.5) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

SICILIAN (?) GNATHIA LEKANIS AND LID Shape and Ornament: Carinated body and lid, echinus foot, slightly flaring knob handle. Undecorated body and reserved foot. On the lid, tendrils and dot rosettes between two pairs of lines. Line on the edge of the knob. Accessory Colors: Yellow: line, tendrils, and dot rosettes. From Capena. Attributed as Gnathian by J.R. Green (in a letter dated 8/14/97), who says it might be of Sicilian manufacture. --Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 61, 10.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 51, Plate 61, 10.

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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