Harvard 1959.193RED-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.