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Lekythos: GR.3.1955

Object information

Description

White-ground, black-figure lekythos, showing the harnessing of a chariot; four bearded male figures stand around a 2-horse chariot; each wears a leafy wreath around his head; two, the charioteer, mounting the chariot box, and another standing behind the horses, may be wearing the white tunic of a charioteer; the wreaths suggest preparations for a competition or festival procession.

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.36 m
Width: 0.13 m

Relative size of this object

13 cm36 cm1 mm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Athens ⪼ Attica ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1955) by Lamb, Winifred

Dating

Archaic
Production date: 490 BC/BCE

Materials used in production

Clay

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: GR.3.1955
Primary reference Number: 69608
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 22 January 2014 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Lekythos" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/69608 Accessed: 2021-10-13 21:18:14

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