APC Image: AK 1085Fragments of a black-figured lebes. Fifteen fragments of the foot of a large vase. The vase is made up of three zones of animals. Its diameter can only be estimated: it increases in width toward the bottom, and the walls are thicker toward the top and thinner below, with even a slight convex curve in the lower zone. On the upper zone (crowned by a band of open and closed lotus buds) are: cocks heraldically flanking a central plant, two deer or stags facing away from each other, a lion facing a stag (perhaps one of the two just mentioned). Below, with a similar band of lotus between, is a row of ten or more tall sphinxes. The third zone consisted of alternate deer or stags and panthers, with the stags facing left, the panthers right. The design shows an almost archaistic love of decoration in the variation of the breast patterns, the elaboration of the haunch markings and the feet. Ca. 560 B.C.
Object Description:   Fragments of a black-figured lebes. Fifteen fragments of the foot of a large vase. The vase is made up of three zones of animals. Its diameter can only be estimated: it increases in width toward the bottom, and the walls are thicker toward the top and thinner below, with even a slight convex curve in the lower zone. On the upper zone (crowned by a band of open and closed lotus buds) are: cocks heraldically flanking a central plant, two deer or stags facing away from each other, a lion facing a stag (perhaps one of the two just mentioned). Below, with a similar band of lotus between, is a row of ten or more tall sphinxes. The third zone consisted of alternate deer or stags and panthers, with the stags facing left, the panthers right. The design shows an almost archaistic love of decoration in the variation of the breast patterns, the elaboration of the haunch markings and the feet. Ca. 560 B.C.
Negative Number:   AK 1085
Category:   Pottery
Subcategory:   Vessel
Site:   Acropolis, North Slope
City:   Athens
Region:   Attica
Country:   Greece
Date:   1934
Format:   Glass-plate
Dimensions:   24 X 18
Bibliography:   Hesperia 4 (1935), p. 256, fig. 21.
Repository:   ASCSA ARCHIVES
Collection Title:   Archaeological Photographic Collection
Series:   AK
Image Width:   2112
Image Height:   2817