Lekanis

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


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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 panther; a black band with red lines and a reversed band.

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