Red-figure Lekythos (Oil Bottle) with Woman
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of the Late Manner of the
Ancient Greek (active ca. 500 BCE - ca. 475 BCE) Primary
Red-figure Lekythos (Oil Bottle) with WomanClassical
Around 470 BCE - 460 BCE
10 5/8 x 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 in. (27 x 9.8 x 9.8 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.1757
Geography: Europe, Greece (Athens)
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Lekythoi
Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keywordThis object has the following keywords:
altars*, Attic*, chitons*, himations*, lekythoi*, lekythoi type II, pentimenti*, preliminary sketches*, Red-figure*, underdrawings*, vase paintings*, Warriors, women*
- altars - Elevated platforms or constructions upon which religious sacrifice is offered or other religious or spiritual activities carried out. In a Christian church altars are platforms where Eucharistic elements are consecrated, in the ancient tradition of a sacrifice. Includes both indoor small, tablelike fixtures and larger, free-standing, outdoor structures. It consists of a horizontal part, the mensa, placed on various types of supports. For the surface at which communion is celebrated in Protestant churches, use "communion tables."
- Attic - Style and culture of the region of Attica. For culture particular to the capital of Attica, Athens, use "Athenian."
- chitons - Tunics, short or long, and generally of linen, worn by men and women in ancient Greece.
- himations - Wool mantles worn by women and men in ancient Greece.
- lekythoi - Ancient Greek one-handled, usually tall and slender narrow-necked vessels used for oil and unguents and as an offering for the dead. The form resembles the aryballos in that it has a narrow neck and a single handle, but the lekythos is generally a taller vessel with a small, deep mouth. The Greek word lekythos was undoubtedly used for the various forms called "lekythos" today, although it also appears that the term was used for oil vessels in general in Ancient times.
- lekythoi type II
- pentimenti - The physical evidence of an artist's change of mind, apparent when areas of a painting that have been painted over become visible.
- preliminary sketches - Aids to the initial visualization of a design, especially, but not limited to, drawings. Less finished than "preliminary drawings" or "preparatory drawings."
- Red-figure - Refers to a style of Greek vase painting that developed from the Black-figure style. It appeared in Athens around 530 BCE and spread to other areas of Greece, southern Italy, Etruria, and elsewhere in the Mediterranean area, until it disappeared in the third century BCE. The style is characterized by a particular technique, which involves the use of refined slip and a two-phase firing process to create a black ground through sintering, with figures reserved in red. The details of the figures are more fluid than in the Black-figure style, and are typically drawn with a brush, using both a defined, black relief line and a more dilute line that varies in color from dark gold to black.
- underdrawings - Drawings preliminary to other works of art that are actually incorporated into those works.
- vase paintings - Refers to two-dimensional decoration applied to pottery by using paint made of metallic oxides or other pigments held in suspension in slip or another medium. The term is particularly used to refer to Ancient Greek red- and black-figure works. See also "porcelain paintings (visual works)."
- women - Refers to female human beings from young adulthood through old age.
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Bibliography ListThe following Bibliography exist for this object:
Ann Harnwell Ashmead
and Kyle M. Phillips.
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, United States, Fascicule 13.
Princeton University Press.
Princeton, NJ, 1971
Page Number: 54, Figure Number: Plate 38, 7-8
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