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Squat Lekythos

Object Number:
L-64-19
Current Location:
Greece Gallery
Culture:
Gnathian
South Italian
Provenience:
Italy
Apulia
Manufacture Location:
Apulia
Period:
Hellenistic Period
Date Made:
340-330 BC
Early Date:
-340
Late Date:
-330
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Iconography:
Youth
Eros
Axe
Bird
Trap
Description:
Decoration in white, yellow and incision.
On front: naked, male, youthful, winged figure facing left, right leg forward, kneeling on left knee. Right hand is just above right knee holding a small axe. Left hand is raised to level of chest holding an object interpreted as a trap for small animals (see below).
below the scene: egg pattern border. On neck: tongue(?) pattern. On shoulder: two zones of decoration: egg pattern above, pendants below. To right and left of the winged figure: tall spiral foliage.

Intact. Lower wall reserved and reddened.
Credit Line:
Loaned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Other Number:
82-24   -   Philadelphia Museum of Art Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Greece (1975 - 1989)
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Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)
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Bibliography:

[Electronic] 1997. The Perseus Project.
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[Book] White, Donald, et al. 1995. The Ancient Greek World:The Rodney S. Young Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 4
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[Book] Green, J. R. 1986. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: University Museum. University Museum 1; USA 22. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 31-32; p. 58, fig. 5, 5; pl. 36, 1-3
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