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Lekythos: GR.23.1885

Object information

Description

Lekythos, with nike and altar

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.246 m
Width: 0.09 m

Relative size of this object

9 cm24.6 cm1 mm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Athens ⪼ Attica ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1885) by Worsley, Thomas

Dating

Classical
Production date: 470 BC/BCE

Materials used in production

Clay

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: GR.23.1885
Primary reference Number: 66045
Oldmuseumnumber: G148
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 11 May 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Lekythos" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/66045 Accessed: 2021-11-30 18:45:36

Citation for Wikipedia

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{{cite web|url=https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/66045|title=Lekythos|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2021-11-30 18:45:36|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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