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ID: 300264928
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300264928

 

Record Type: concept
exaleiptra (vessels (containers), <containers by form>, ... Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Ancient Greek containers for liquid, perhaps perfume (scented oil), with a very distinctive shape: an oblate spheroid bowl with turned-in rim, short or tall foot, and lid with finial. The lids are rarely preserved. In vase paintings the exaleiptron most often appears in scenes of women bathing or participating in funerary rituals. Other ancient names have sometimes been used in modern times to refer to this vessel shape: kothon, plemochoe, and smematotheke (or smegmatotheke).
 
Terms:
exaleiptra (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,PN)
exaleiptra (Dutch-P,D,U,U)
exaleiptron (C,U,English,AD,U,SN)
smematothekai (C,U,English,UF,U,N)
smegmatothekai (C,U,English,UF,U,N)
smematotheke (C,U,English,UF,U,N)
smegmatotheke (C,U,English,UF,U,N)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  V.TQ

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name)
.... Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of Containers (hierarchy name)
........ Containers (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of containers (receptacles)
............ containers (receptacles) (G)
Hierarchy of <containers by form>
................ <containers by form> (G)
Hierarchy of vessels (containers)
.................... vessels (containers) (G)
Hierarchy of exaleiptra
........................ exaleiptra (G)

Additional Parents:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name)
.... Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of Containers (hierarchy name)
........ Containers (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of containers (receptacles)
............ containers (receptacles) (G)
Hierarchy of <containers by function or context>
................ <containers by function or context> (G)
Hierarchy of <containers for personal use>
.................... <containers for personal use> (G)
Hierarchy of <containers for personal grooming and hygiene>
........................ <containers for personal grooming and hygiene> (G)
Hierarchy of plemochoai
............................ plemochoai (G)
Hierarchy of exaleiptra
................................ exaleiptra (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Oud-Griekse houders voor vloeistoffen, wellicht parfum (reukolie), met een zeer kenmerkende vorm: een afgeplatte bolvormige kom met een inwaarts gedraaide rand, een korte of lange voet en een deksel met fioel. De deksels zijn zelden bewaard gebleven. In vaasschilderingen komt de exaleiptron meestal voor in taferelen met badende vrouwen of vrouwen die deelnemen aan begrafenisrituelen. Ook andere antieke namen (‘kothon’, ‘plemochoa’ en ’smegmatothèkè’ of ‘smematothèkè’)zijn in de moderne tijd wel gebruikt om te verwijzen naar deze vaatwerkvorm. 

Sources and Contributors:
exaleiptra............  [RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred, VP Preferred]
.......................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
.......................  Clark, Elston and Hart, Understanding Greek Vases (2002) 89
.......................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-) accessed 19 May 2004
exaleiptron............  [VP]
.......................  Clark, Elston and Hart, Understanding Greek Vases (2002) 89
.......................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-) accessed 19 May 2004
smegmatothekai............  [VP]
.............................  Clark, Elston and Hart, Understanding Greek Vases (2002) 146
smegmatotheke............  [VP]
..........................  Clark, Elston and Hart, Understanding Greek Vases (2002) 146
smematothekai............  [VP]
..........................  Clark, Elston and Hart, Understanding Greek Vases (2002) 146
smematotheke............  [VP]
.......................  Clark, Elston and Hart, Understanding Greek Vases (2002) 146
 
Subject: .....  [RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
............  AAT-Ned (1994-)
............  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-) accessed 19 May 2004
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Clark, Elston and Hart, Understanding Greek Vases (2002) 89
.......... Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-) accessed 19 May 2004
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)

 

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