- Museum number
Pottery: red-figured lekythos.
Girl in chiton and himation, hair looped up with a fillet (part seen), to left, holding up a mirror in her right. In front of her, a calathos filled with wool.
Purple wool. Below and above, a strip of key pattern to right. On shoulder, a palmette ornament in black on red, and tongue pattern. Drawing careless.
- Production date
- 460BC (circa)
Height: 20.32 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Attributed to Fikellura grave 254, based on evidence from Biliotti's marking on the object (grave number incised), Biliotti's Kamiros diary, Kamiros tomb list, British Museum register, departmental Kamiros index card. Description in Biliotti's Kamiros diary: Lecythus red figure on red ground – woman holidng a mirro over a fire kalathos (?) (1 broken).
Attributions to find-spots are based on (1) Alfred Biliotti’s diary kept during excavations at Kamiros between November 1863 and June 1864, which records the contents of two votive deposits and over 300 graves; (2) entries in the Museum Register, often stipulating the find-spots of individual objects excavated by Biliotti; (3) the Kamiros tomb list, produced around the same time as his entries in the Museum Register. It lists the contents of each grave and votive deposit, along with their corresponding registration numbers; (4) the Kamiros index cards, written by Donald Bailey in the 1960’s. These mainly record the contents of graves from the Fikellura cemetery and are organised according to tomb group. All archives are kept in the Department of Greece and Rome. In addition, Reynold Higgins’ Catalogue of the Terracottas in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1954) has been checked for attributions to the Fikellura cemetery.
- On display (G20a/dc41)
- Missing lip, most of neck, and handle, and surface damaged.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number