APC Image: AK 1086Black-figured sherds. Top row left to right: Fragment of lid of lekanis. Part of the top of the vase and the start of the rim. The wing, a small part of the haunch and tail of a sphinx facing left. Most of the wing, haunch, and tail of another sphinx to right, with a lion between to left, looking back. A lid in the Musee du Cinquantenaire in Brussels (C.V., III Hd, pl. 2 a and b) is by the same hand. First quarter of the sixth century B.C. Fragment of small bowl or cup. Fragment from the rim. The head and shoulder of a siren or sphinx facing left. The blobs are rosettes. There are several small cups of the same general type in the Acropolis museum [eg. 557]. Our fragment must have belonged to a cup very much like Acropolis 557, of the Polos style with dots around the top of the rim, brownish glaze inside and, on the exterior, sphinxes wearing poloi. These cups are Attic, of the first quarter of the sixth century B.C. Fragment of a cup (kotyle?). Part of the side. The lower part of a draped figure to right. The fragment may have come from a kotyle of the type of the Polos cup in Brussels (C.V. III Hd, pl. 1, 4 a-c), although the drawing of the skirt is different from that found on vases of the Polos style. First quarter of the sixth century B.C. Second row, left top: Fragment of lid of lekanis. Part of the top. The forepart of a lion walking to the right; above, the remains of a rosette. The yellow color of the clay of the fragment need not preclude its being Attic. First quarter of the sixth century B.C. Left bottom: Fragment of cup. Part of the nearly straight side. A stag grazing to left. End of the first quarter of the sixth century B.C. Center: Fragment of kotyle(?). From the nearly straight side. At the right is the lower part of a woman in a narrow-waisted peplos; the blob at the level of her waist is the overfold. The parallel lines in the upper left corner of the fragment may represent two women's arms done in outline, with the hand of the figure on the right on the wrist of the arm of a second on the left (Beazley). Between them, a rosette. The "skyphos" Acropolis 466 is not unlike this fragment. The broken meander of the hem bordered by double incisions, the vertical red panel of the dress, the overfold of the dress of one of the other figures are on the same general order. The vases must be contemporary, although the North Slope fragment is more carefully drawn, and it is likely that the new piece comes form a similar pot. Early second quarter of the sixth century B.C. Right: Fragment of amphora. Fragment from the shoulder, with the start of the vertrical neck. A siren or sphinx to right. The back of the crown of her head and the tip of her wing remain, with a rosette in the field above. On the neck of the vase, the paw of a feline to right. This fragment must once have formed part of a very fine vase, perhaps with two sirens or sphinxes facing on the upper part of the side. Early sixth century B.C. Time of the Gorgon painter. Third row left to right: Fragment of amphora, from the side of the amphora. Two zones are preserved: the upper, a band of palmette and lotus facing downwards; the lower, a band of siren or sphinxes to right (the tip of the sickle wing and the head and neck of the first animal; part of the wing of the second). The lotus apparently is two-pointed. Early sixth century B.C.Gorgon group. Fragment of an amphora, from the rim and moulded neck. Part of an animal, a siren or a sphinx to left(?). Above, a hanging spiral. On the moulding of the neck, a broken meander. The glaze is becoming very shiny to be Proto-Attic. Two fragments of thin walled, closed vase. The top one is from the slightly curved side. Part of an interwoven quadrangular pattern of lotus and palmette with the palmettes extending horizontally and the lotus vertically. It is probably from the same vase with the fragment below it, which has parts of two zones preserved. On the upper, the hind feet of a feline facing left; on the lower, the ears and forehead of a panther. Early sixth century B.C. Gorgon group. Bottom row left to right: Fragment of small, closed vase, from near the top of the convex side. At the left are the tail and the top of a feline to left. At the right, the head of sphinx or siren, also to left (the tip of the sickle wing is visible at the right). First quarter of the sixth century B.C. - [Acropolis I 2391 a-c]. Fragment of a large pyxis with rim inset to support a lid. Fragment from the side. First zone, procession of men and women with only the lower edges of the women's skirts preserved, together with the lower edge of the mantle of the woman on the left. The lower zone shows animals, a stag or a deer to left and a feline to right. Ca. 560 B.C. Fragment from the upper part of the handle of a volute krater. The upper zone has two draped and facing figures. In the lower zone are two panthers heraldically opposed. A double row of rays on the edges of the handle. Ca 550 B.C.(?). The vase is hard to date as the drawing is so poor.
Object Description:   Black-figured sherds. Top row left to right: Fragment of lid of lekanis. Part of the top of the vase and the start of the rim. The wing, a small part of the haunch and tail of a sphinx facing left. Most of the wing, haunch, and tail of another sphinx to right, with a lion between to left, looking back. A lid in the Musee du Cinquantenaire in Brussels (C.V., III Hd, pl. 2 a and b) is by the same hand. First quarter of the sixth century B.C. Fragment of small bowl or cup. Fragment from the rim. The head and shoulder of a siren or sphinx facing left. The blobs are rosettes. There are several small cups of the same general type in the Acropolis museum [eg. 557]. Our fragment must have belonged to a cup very much like Acropolis 557, of the Polos style with dots around the top of the rim, brownish glaze inside and, on the exterior, sphinxes wearing poloi. These cups are Attic, of the first quarter of the sixth century B.C. Fragment of a cup (kotyle?). Part of the side. The lower part of a draped figure to right. The fragment may have come from a kotyle of the type of the Polos cup in Brussels (C.V. III Hd, pl. 1, 4 a-c), although the drawing of the skirt is different from that found on vases of the Polos style. First quarter of the sixth century B.C. Second row, left top: Fragment of lid of lekanis. Part of the top. The forepart of a lion walking to the right; above, the remains of a rosette. The yellow color of the clay of the fragment need not preclude its being Attic. First quarter of the sixth century B.C. Left bottom: Fragment of cup. Part of the nearly straight side. A stag grazing to left. End of the first quarter of the sixth century B.C. Center: Fragment of kotyle(?). From the nearly straight side. At the right is the lower part of a woman in a narrow-waisted peplos; the blob at the level of her waist is the overfold. The parallel lines in the upper left corner of the fragment may represent two women's arms done in outline, with the hand of the figure on the right on the wrist of the arm of a second on the left (Beazley). Between them, a rosette. The "skyphos" Acropolis 466 is not unlike this fragment. The broken meander of the hem bordered by double incisions, the vertical red panel of the dress, the overfold of the dress of one of the other figures are on the same general order. The vases must be contemporary, although the North Slope fragment is more carefully drawn, and it is likely that the new piece comes form a similar pot. Early second quarter of the sixth century B.C. Right: Fragment of amphora. Fragment from the shoulder, with the start of the vertrical neck. A siren or sphinx to right. The back of the crown of her head and the tip of her wing remain, with a rosette in the field above. On the neck of the vase, the paw of a feline to right. This fragment must once have formed part of a very fine vase, perhaps with two sirens or sphinxes facing on the upper part of the side. Early sixth century B.C. Time of the Gorgon painter. Third row left to right: Fragment of amphora, from the side of the amphora. Two zones are preserved: the upper, a band of palmette and lotus facing downwards; the lower, a band of siren or sphinxes to right (the tip of the sickle wing and the head and neck of the first animal; part of the wing of the second). The lotus apparently is two-pointed. Early sixth century B.C.Gorgon group. Fragment of an amphora, from the rim and moulded neck. Part of an animal, a siren or a sphinx to left(?). Above, a hanging spiral. On the moulding of the neck, a broken meander. The glaze is becoming very shiny to be Proto-Attic. Two fragments of thin walled, closed vase. The top one is from the slightly curved side. Part of an interwoven quadrangular pattern of lotus and palmette with the palmettes extending horizontally and the lotus vertically. It is probably from the same vase with the fragment below it, which has parts of two zones preserved. On the upper, the hind feet of a feline facing left; on the lower, the ears and forehead of a panther. Early sixth century B.C. Gorgon group. Bottom row left to right: Fragment of small, closed vase, from near the top of the convex side. At the left are the tail and the top of a feline to left. At the right, the head of sphinx or siren, also to left (the tip of the sickle wing is visible at the right). First quarter of the sixth century B.C. - [Acropolis I 2391 a-c]. Fragment of a large pyxis with rim inset to support a lid. Fragment from the side. First zone, procession of men and women with only the lower edges of the women's skirts preserved, together with the lower edge of the mantle of the woman on the left. The lower zone shows animals, a stag or a deer to left and a feline to right. Ca. 560 B.C. Fragment from the upper part of the handle of a volute krater. The upper zone has two draped and facing figures. In the lower zone are two panthers heraldically opposed. A double row of rays on the edges of the handle. Ca 550 B.C.(?). The vase is hard to date as the drawing is so poor.
Negative Number:   AK 1086
Category:   Pottery
Subcategory:   Lekanis
Site:   Acropolis, North Slope
City:   Athens
Region:   Attica
Country:   Greece
Date:   1934
Format:   Glass-plate
Dimensions:   24 X 18
Bibliography:   Hesperia 4 (1935), pp. 246, 251, figs. 16, 18.
Repository:   ASCSA ARCHIVES
Collection Title:   Archaeological Photographic Collection
Series:   AK
Image Width:   2118
Image Height:   2832