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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2.1908
Title
Lekythos (oil flask): Visit at Tomb
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
450-400 BCE
Period
Classical period, High
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/293357
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
White ground
Dimensions
36 × 10.2 cm (14 3/16 × 4 in.)
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Beazley Archive Database #216755
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Loan from Estate of Donald Upham and Mrs. R. U. Hunter
Object Number
2.1908
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
White-ground lekythos (oil container) showing visit at tomb marked by tall, acanthus-crowned stele (marker). Bearded man wrapped in himation (mantle) on right, young beardless man with left hand raised on left. Palmette pattern on shoulder.
Polychrome paint badly preserved; neck, mouth, and handle of vessel restored from fragments with some fill.
Publication History

Sarah Jane Rennie, "The Identification of Original Decoration on a Collection of Attic White Ground Lekythoi" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1994), Unpublished, pp. 1-24 passim

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