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lebes gamikos

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1772,0320.160

  • Description

    South Italian red figured pottery lebes gamikos.
    Designs red on black ground, with white accessories. On the shoulder and handle are knobs. The cover does not appear to belong to this vase.
    (a) Female figure dancing to right, looking to left, with curly hair, beaded fillet, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton held up in left hand, himation round body, and sandals with white studs; right hand extended. On the right is a column painted white.
    (b) Ephebos to left, with beaded fillet and sandals, wrapped in a himation, in right hand a knotted staff; behind him, a rosette.

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 340BC-330BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 28.75 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    BM Cat. Vases

    D'Hancarville, i. pl. 117, and iv. pl. 84.
    Noted in the catalogue that the cover doesn't appear to belong to the body, and was removed and re-registered as 1967.0828.14.

  • Bibliography

    • Msc 1294 bibliographic details
    • Old Catalogue 1591 bibliographic details
    • LCS 2/880 bibliographic details
    • Vase F205 bibliographic details
    • CVA British Museum 2 pl. 11, 15 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G1/wp60/sh3

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1772

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1772,0320.160

South Italian red figured pottery lebes gamikos depicting, A: Female figure dancing to the right and looking to the left, with a long girt chiton held up in her left hand and her right hand extended, on the right is a column painted white; B: Ephebos to the left with beaded fillet and sandals, wrapped in himation, holding a knotted staff in his right hand and behind him a rosette; white accessories; lid possibly does not belong (see general notes).

South Italian red figured pottery lebes gamikos depicting, A: Female figure dancing to the right and looking to the left, with a long girt chiton held up in her left hand and her right hand extended, on the right is a column painted white; B: Ephebos to the left with beaded fillet and sandals, wrapped in himation, holding a knotted staff in his right hand and behind him a rosette; white accessories; lid possibly does not belong (see general notes).

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