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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2012.1.79
Title
Lekanis Base
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
350-300 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, South Italy
Period
Classical period, Late, to Early Hellenistic
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/175542
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Wheel-made
Dimensions
4.23 x 8.85 cm (1 11/16 x 3 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Walton Brooks McDaniel, New Jersey (?-1943/46), gift; to the Department of the Classics, Harvard University (1943/46-2012), transfer; to the Harvard Art Museums, 2012.

Note: Walton Brooks McDaniel gave a portion of his collection to the Department of the Classics in 1943 and the rest in 1946. The Collection is named for his late wife, Alice Corinne McDaniel.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University
Accession Year
2012
Object Number
2012.1.79
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Black-glazed intact lekanis (lidded container) base with two horizontal loop handles; the foot of the vessel is conical. There is no slip on the underside of the foot, and it is poorly preserved overall.
Publication History

John Crawford, Sidney Goldstein, George M. A. Hanfmann, John Kroll, Judith Lerner, Miranda Marvin, Charlotte Moore, and Duane Roller, Objects of Ancient Daily Life. A Catalogue of the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection Belonging to the Department of the Classics, Harvard University, ed. Jane Waldbaum, Department of the Classics (unpublished manuscript, 1970), P42, p. 76-77 [M. C. Marvin]

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