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Pottery: red-figured lekythos.
Nike, in long chiton, bordered mantle fastened on left shoulder, bracelets and fillet, hair falling loose down back, flies to right, holding phiale in left, and with right pouring wine from a jug over a blazing altar of a form developed from an Ionic capital, with necking of dots. The lower part of her legs and her feet are missing.
Left-hand lower part of design missing. Late stage of severe style. Purple flame, inscription, wine, and ends of fillet. Eye in archaic type (inner angle open). Below, strip of maeander with red cross squares (mostly broken away). Round the neck, a band of rays.
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Height: 29.21 centimetres
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BM Cat. Vases
Athen. Mittheil. 1880, pl. xiv, 1, p. 382.
Attributed to Fikellura grave 43, based on evidence from Biliotti's Kamiros diary, Kamiros tomb list, British Museum register, departmental Kamiros index card. Description in Biliotti's Kamiros diary: Lecythus large size black glaze with red winged human figure holding an oinochoe in the left hand decayed owing to dampness (1 entire). No marking of grave number visible on the object itself.
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/dc42)
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