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Harvard 1959.193

RED-FIGURE LEKYTHOS


Lent by the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; gift of Frederick M. Watkins (1959.193)


Height: 11 13/16 in. (30 cm.)


Intact. From Sicily.


A woman dressed in chiton, himation, and sakkos looks to the right. In her out-stretched hand she holds an alabastron. Behind her is a small chest. On the neck, tongues; at the base, two stopped meanders, a cross-square, then four stopped meanders.

Dilute glaze: the folds on the upper part of the chiton.

Traces of preliminary sketch can be seen at the shoulder.


Attributed to the Manner of Douris [Beazley]

ca. 480 - 470 B. C.

The shape and decoration of this lekythos relate it to Douris' late period. Compare lekythoi in Vienna (Vienna Univ. 526 a; ARV2, 447, no. 272) and in Boston (Boston 95.41; ARV2, 447, no. 270). All three are characterized by sparse decoration on the neck, no decoration on the shoulder, and a rather careless meander ground line.


Bibliography

Collection de feu M. Jean P. Lambros (Athens) et de M. Giovanni Dattari (Cairo) (Paris June 17-19, 1912) pl. 7, no. 51; Hôtel Drouet, Collection Hirsch (Paris June 30 - July 2, 1921) pl. 3, no. 169; ARV2, 451, no. 34.

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