Attic Red-Figure Lekythos - 1969.04

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Attic Red-Figure Lekythos.  The mouth is painted inside and out, but the top of the lip is reserved. The outer face of the handle is black. On the shoulder in black-figure are five linked palmettes with a zone of bars above. On the body a Nike is shown flying right towards an altar, a phiale in her right hand. One may suppose that she carried a fillet or sash in her left although no trace of the added colour in which it was painted remains.

Relief line is used throughout but there is no consistent use of relief contour. Above and below the scene is a band of simple meander. There are scraped grooves above and below the fillet between body and foot. The vertical face of the foot and the underside are reserved. All the reserved areas are reddened.

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