Agora Object: P 14945
Inventory Number:   P 14945
Section Number:   ΓΓ 188
Title:   Black Figure Lekythos
Category:   Pottery
Description:   Mended from many pieces; part of foot, much of back part of body, handle and neck missing. Broad-shouldered lekythos, shoulder sloping up gently towards neck. Body tapers sharply to bottom; moulded ring at junction with foot. Broad disk foot, nearly flat below; outer face flaring, slightly concave and finished below with small torus. Around base of neck, tongues; on shoulder, five palmettes with a lotus bud either side of the handle. Figured scene of five personages: at left, a gray-beard, cloaked and seated right, holding a cross-topped staff. Beyond a Doric column stand a man and woman embracing; the man wears a himation, the woman chiton, himation and sakkos. A second column separates this pair from another, who stand facing each other, each holding a flower; their dress is apparently similar; much of the lower part of the figures is missing. A third column closes the scene at the right.
Double row of linked dots between pairs of glaze bands above scene; below, single ground line, then two red bands bordering a black; then a reserved band, and a line of red along the top of the black below. Red also around outer edge of top to foot; edge and underside of foot reserved.
Added white for women's flesh, for hair and fillet of man at left, for fillet(?) of man in central group and for dots on garments. Added red for beard and front hair of man in right hand group, and for dots on garments.
Context:   Well, fill II.
Negatives:   Leica
Dimensions:   P.H. 0.119; Diam. (shoulder) 0.071
Date:   4 May 1939
Section:   ΓΓ
Grid:   ΓΓ:47/ΜΖ
Elevation:   -1.75 to -2.50m.
Masl:   -2.5--1.75m.
Deposit:   F 19:5
Period:   Greek
Bibliography:   ABV, p. 474, no. 16 (Gela P.).
    Agora XXIII, no. 871, pl. 79.
References:   Publication: Agora XXIII
Publication Page: Agora 23, s. 228, p. 212
Publication Page: Agora 23, s. 362, p. 346
Publication Page: Agora 23, s. 478
Images (5)
Deposit: F 19:5
Card: P 14945
Card: P 14945