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Terracotta lekaina (two-handled drinking cup)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Laconian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 7/8 x 5 3/4in. (9.8 x 14.5cm) diameter 4 7/16in. (11.3cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Bothmer Purchase Fund, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.11.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
A specific Laconian vase shape, the lakaina, is never decorated with figural scenes, though bands of dots decorate the lip.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1986. "One Hundred Sixteenth Annual report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1985 through June 30, 1986." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 116: p. 29.

Stibbe, Conrad M. 1992. "La lakaina un vaso laconico per bere." Bollettino d'Arte. Supplemento, 64: p. 94, E3, fig. 73.

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