Attic Black Figure Lekythos

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James Lloyd
by The Ure Museum
published on 24 August 2016

Ure Museum, 38.4.8.

Date: 550-525 BCE
Shape: Lekythos
Material: Attic Black Figure Terracotta

Mouth black inside and out with red lip. Shoulder has ivy leaf at front upright between two inverted lotus flowers. Body has a siren between two draped (male) onlookers, the right one holding a spear upright. No added colour, no incisions. Beneath the figural zone is a horizontal band and then solid black to the top of the foot. Side of foot and underside reserved.
Intact and complete except for chips on the top of the foot. Decoration is worn and chipped.

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