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There are 3 objects for which Decoration contains → basin
2007.10.2.17 Woman washing at basin
REDMG:1950.25.1 Black interior to bottom of rim. Laurel wreath, to right, on neck, above a row of widely spaced dots. Body decorated with egg-and-dot frieze, between reserved bands, which stops short of the handle on either side; figural zone except beneath handle (palmette with floral blossom at centre, three vertical lines at heart, vegetal ornament and flowing tendrils on either side); inverted waves, to right. Exterior surface of foot is ruddled on the upper part. Reserved resting surface and underside except for black circle at centre, surrounded by broad ruddled band, and black on inner foot ring. The figural scene shows a female figure, dressed in a belted, sleeveless chiton, reclining on her front, profile to right, reaching towards a phiale held by Eros, who advances profile to left, crouched and holding a wreath in his lowered right hand and a phiale in his upraised left hand. Both wear their hair identically: spike stephanai, sakkoi, and pony tails. Behind Eros a bird, profile to the right, on a perirrhanterion (pedestal basin). Added white, ‘gilded’ with yellow, on floral and vegetal ornament, headdresses, wings, and basin. 2003.93.0334.jpg
REDMG:1951.140.1 Upper surface of rim reserved, black ridge, and outer edge of lip decorated with a wave pattern to right; black below lip, on neck and on handles except forward handle attachments (on horizontal handles) decorated with rays; reserved patches beneath horizontal handles. Lower part of neck decorated at front with a short laurel wreath, to left, between two narrow reserved bands. Beneath the figural scene is a groundline comprised of a frieze of alternating maeanders (three) and saltire squares (one). Narrow reserved line at join with base, bottom edge of base, and underside. The figural scene is framed between a tendril, above the left handle, and a larger vegetal ornament, from which emerges a lotus bud. A Youth stands in 3/4-view to the right. He is nude, except for drapery slung over his bent right arm and held in his lowered left hand, and a white taenia on his head. He also holds a staff in his slightly upraised right hand. At centre is a bird (crane), seated in a perirhanterion (basin), supported by a fluted, tapered column, with a dotted capital, on a two-stepped base. The steps are decorated with small black spots and thin diagonal lines that suggest a marbled appearance. On the other side of the perirhanterion stands a woman, in 3/4-view to the left, with her weight on her right leg and her left leg relaxed. She wears a belted, sleeveless chiton, double bracelets on each wrist, a beaded necklace, and a spiked stephane, as well as a short pony tail. She extends her right hand to the bird and holds a box, decorated on the sides with black spots and lines, and three white spots on top, in her slightly upraised right hand. Above the bird is a rectangular frame (sometimes called a window but perhaps a votive plaque); above the box is a cogwheel. Most of the reserved areas are darkened with red wash, and the jewelry and other details in added white. 2004.99.0810.jpg
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