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  • Lekanis (dish), ca. 330–320 b.c.; red–figure
    Attributed to the Menzies Group (active ca. 340–315 b.c.)
    Greek, South Italian, Apulian
    Terracotta; H. 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm)
    Purchase by subscription, 1896 (96.18.55)

    Interior: Eros with mirror
    Exterior, obverse: woman with mirror
    Exterior, reverse: woman with wreath and phiale (libation bowl)

    The vase is an example of one of the most distinctive vase shapes of the Apulian repertoire, a knob-handled patera (dish), which was produced in both bronze and terracotta. According to illustrations on vases, it commonly functioned as a shallow vessel for washing hands and feet. Apulian terracotta paterae are most frequently decorated with figures of women and Erotes, but may feature mythological scenes painted in the interior tondo.

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  • Lekanis (dish), ca. 330–320 B.C.; red-figure
    Attributed to the Menzies Group (active ca. 340-315 B.C.)
    Greek, South Italian, Apulian
    Terracotta; H. 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm)
    Purchase by subscription, 1896 (96.18.55)

    Interior: Eros with mirror
    Exterior, obverse: woman with mirror
    Exterior, reverse: woman with wreath and phiale (libation bowl)


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