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Lekythos

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Object Number:MS5676
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Attic
Provenience: Greece
Euboea
Eretria
Manufacture Location: Attica
Date Made: 450-425 BC
Early Date: -450
Late Date: -425
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:White Ground
Iconography:Grave Stele
Girl
Youth
Height: 38.5 cm
Outside Diameter:10.8 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from S. Hudson Chapman, 1926

Description

Girl and youth at grave stele. Girl and youth both face stele which is in center between them. Stele is a tall shaft with a two step base and a volute finial; band of egg and dart below finial. Girl extends right hand toward stele. Youth wears black cloak with white edging. Intact. There has been considerable loss in the figured decoration since 1928 when the vase was published: flaking, especially in the area of the girl's body, and fading away elsewhere.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Dohan, Edith H. 1928. "Recent Additions to the Collection of Greek Vases". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 19. no. 1. pg. 72-84 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 76-77, 80View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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