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Lekanis with lid (Attic black-glaze ware)
late 5th century BCE-early 4th century BCE

Medium
earthenware
Measurements
(a-b) 11.0 × 23.3 × 15.3 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Greece
Accession Number
857.a-b-D2
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Professor Gregory, 1909
Gallery location
19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Lidded bowl with horizontal, horse-shoe shaped strap handles either side, each flanked by a small lug. Ring base with very wide stand-area, leaving only a small central recess. Plain black all over except the rim top and stand-ring which are red-washed. Plain black knobbed lid. The knob has a raised edge, its top flat reserved and red-washed, also a reserved area on top of the knob around the central hole. The natural clay is pink/buff.