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Lekanis

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Flattened spherical body with base ring and low lip; low cover with flat knob. Decoration in black glaze (burned red in places) and applied red: animal frieze, a human headed bird with lowered wings between two sphinxes with curled raised wings, at the right a panther, a bull, and another...

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Provenance

By 1924: with Edward Perry Warren (according to a January 26, 1925, letter from Frank Gearing with the following provenance provided by Warren: bought in Athens, from an old collection); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 4, 1924, for $ 2,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 24.449 -24.453)

Credit Line

Cornelia Prime Lowell Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, Middle Corinthian, 600–575 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 483.

Dimensions

Height: 13.1 cm (5 3/16 in.); diameter 17.2 cm (6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.449

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels