About this artwork
The shape of this lekanis—a low, lidded bowl resting on a broad foot with ribbon-like handles projecting from its sides—is typical, but its large size and lack of figural decoration are unusual. Frequently this type of vessel was decorated with marriage scenes, but this example is almost entirely covered with shiny black gloss, except for a horizontal band of vertical zigzags on the bowl and a band of rays at the base of the bowl and on the lid. Several thin, dark-red bands also encircle the vessel.
- Ancient Greek
- Lekanis (Covered Dish)
- 450 BCE–430 BCE
- terracotta, decorated in the black-glaze technique
- 22.2 × 48.3 × 36.8 cm (8 3/4 × 19 × 14 1/2 in.)
- Gift of Charles L. Hutchinson