Lower body and foot sherd (mended from four fragments) of Corinthian black-figured pottery lekane; interior: from outside: part of band of double incised scales; black-figure decoration consisting of frieze of animals and mythological creatures (sphinx crouching with added white on neck and wing, followed by two grazing deer with white on neck, all to left; feline, to right; two confronting grazing deer with white on neck; crouching sphinx with white on neck and wing, to right, looking back); dot rosettes as filling ornament; two friezes of tongues, alternating red, white and black, separated by broad black band; at centre of vessel, black band and large dot; exterior: from top: black band; black-figure decoration consisting of animal frieze (boar with white on neck confronting a lion with white on neck; one goose with white on wing, to right and followed by second goose with white and possibly red, to left; crouching feline, to right); dot rosettes as filling ornament; on underside: tongue pattern on inside edge of foot, alternating black, possibly red, and white; four concentric bands on underside of base.
- Production date
- 630BC-620BC (circa)
Diameter: 16 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The piece is also published in Cook ' Amasis and the Greeks in Egypt', in JHS 57 (1937) pp. 227-37; J. Boardman, The Greeks Overseas', 4th edn (1999), p. 121, fig. 138.
- Not on display
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 09.210 (Accession Number)