Boeotian Lekanis and Lid - 1976.11

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Boeotian Lekanis and Lid. 

The lid has been broken and a chip is missing from its handle, but the bowl is intact. Orange-buff clay with some fine mica.

The lid is slightly domed; there is a groove towards the edge of the shoulder and a step at the base of the handle stem; the top of the handle is slightly recessed. Somewhat streaky black glaze.The latter is reserved, reddened and decorated with circles about a central dot. But for a reserved band about the stem and another on the edge of the lip, the rest is black including the inner face. The inner face has particularly streaky glaze which makes it evident that it was applied with the piece standing on a wheel.

The body has spurred band handles and a lip which has its horizontal member recessed to receive the lid. Carefully made ring foot, curved on both inner and outer faces. The inside is black, again done on the wheel. The lip has a band on its vertical face. The outer faces of the handles are black but on the body between them are reserved panels decorated with vertical wavy lines with a fine horizontal line below. The lower wall and the inner and outer faces of the foot are black. The resting surface and the underside of the floor are reserved, the latter decorated with concentric circles about a central dot. All the reserved surfaces are reddened, including the inner faces of the handles.

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