Corinth Object: T 2422
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Object
Name:   T 2422
Title:   CORINTHIAN RED-FIGURE SQUAT LEKYTHOS
Category:   Miscellaneous
Category Code:   T
Object Number:   2422
Old Number:   P-1398
Description:   Squat lekythos with vertical ring foot, flat resting and undersurfaces, necking at juncture to body; attenuated globular body curving in to horizontal shoulder, neck articulated by groove, tapering to base of cone-shaped straight flaring rim with broad flat lip. Vertical strap handle attached to shoulder neck.
Decoration:   Black glaze over all except for resting and udnersurfaces, reserved and washed red. Figured scene on body in red-figure: at lt. naked Eros facing rt., bending forward to offer scarf and box to woman at rt. facing lt. Scarf and box decorated with black dots. Woman wears chiton and himation, with column of folds falling down lt. side, hair gathered in knot has white dot earring; white bracelet on rt. arm down at side. Trace of white on Eros' hair - wreath? Reserved outline for heads. Reserved groove at base of neck, on neck black tongues separated by fine black lines ending in dots on reserved ground. Red wash on reserved areas.
Mythology:   Eros
Material:   Fine buff clay.
Munsell Color:   10YR 7/4
Condition:   Complete or intact. Intact except for chip in body just above foot; black glaze worn on foot, rim and lip.
Manufacture:   C20 WM
Dimensions Actual:   H00.120 D00.049 (foot) D00.068 (max) D00.034 (rim)
Period:   5th c. B.C.
Chronology:   Late 5th c. B.C.
Provenance:   Corinth
Bibliography:   Corinth XIII P270 N418-11; Corinth VII.4 P64 N146, pp. 3,12,16,61; Steiner, Hesperia 1992, p. 390 n. 27.
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
References:   Publication: Herbert, Corinth 7.4, 1977
Publication: Blegen et al., Corinth 13, 1964
Publication: Steiner, Hesperia 61.3, 1992