Artist

Maker Unknown

Nationality

Greek

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Date of Work

4th century BCE

Medium

Terracotta

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed

Location

UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center

Additional Information

A lekanis is a low bowl with a cover, often decorated with images of women. The lekanis in UND's collection was made in the Late Classical period and is from Magna Graecia (meaning "Great Greece" in Latin), which refers to Greek colonies in Southern Italy rather than Greece proper.

Red-figure images result from the reddish color of the baked clay being left unpainted and the background painted solid black. Originating in the late sixth century, red-figure Greek pottery replaced the black-figure style.

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