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Lekane (covered dish)

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(A) Lekane: A frieze representing the battle of the Greeks and the Amazons. There are traces of gilding on the reliefs, and modern green and red. (B) Cover: Three Silenus heads combined form a boss in the center. Around this are six medallions, decorated alternately with Silenus-masks and...

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By 1889: with Pio Marinangeli, Rome (said to be from Ruvo di Puglie); March 1889: purchased by R. Lanciani from Pio Marinangeli; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1889

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Italic, Etruscan, Early Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Relief Ware


The Ancient World