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Squat Lekythos

Object Number:
L-64-224
Current Location:
Culture:
Apulian
South Italian
Provenience:
Italy
South Italy
Apulia
Manufacture Location:
Apulia
Maker:
Lecce Painter
Period:
Hellenistic Period
Date Made:
4th century BC
Early Date:
-400
Late Date:
-300
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Red Figure
Iconography:
Woman
Snake
Youth
Altar
Necklace
Earring
Wreath
Mirror
Girl
Boy
Fan
Description:
Figured scene bordered above by egg pattern, below by a border of maeander and saltire square. In the scene, left to right, are the following: draped woman facing right holding a palm fan in left hand; a vertical snake (?); a nude boy, cloak over left arm; a larger scale female seated on a white alter, facing left, wearing necklace, earrings and a wreath (?), and holding a white mirror in her left hand; behind her another nude boy, garment draped around his upper arms and behind his back, holding a thyrsus; a girl, right hand on hip, holding a mirror in her left hand. Small palmettes on shoulder and large palmettes below handle.
Credit Line:
Loaned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Other Number:
99-134   -   Philadelphia Museum of Art Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Green, J. R. 1986. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: University Museum. University Museum 1; USA 22. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 17-18; p. 56, fig. 3, 1; pl. 23, 1-7
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