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Accession_Number 13.10.23
adlib_title Cypriote alabastron
Shape Alabastron
Shape_description Elongated ovoid body, tapering at the bottom to a convex but nearly flat base and at the top, more gradually, to a very short neck with concave sides, then a broad rim, slightly concave on upper and lower sides, with a narrow mouth; two lugs (with wavy ridges), parallel to eachother, on either side of the vase, approximately 1/3 below the rim.
Material Alabaster
Fabric Cypriote
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5Y 7/2
Decoration
Inscriptions
Condition Intact and complete; the surface has eroded all over, and completely through the body of the vase on its shoulder.
Technique/Style
Provenance Salamis
Period Cypro-Classical I
Date 475-400
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Side view of a Cypriot alabastron, mouth to right.
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Side view of a Cypriot alabastron, showing the undecorated body.
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Top view of a Cypriot alabastron, showing the mouth.
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Oblique bottom view of a Cypriot alabastron, showing the base.
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Profile drawing of a Cypriote alabastron.
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Top view of a Cypriot alabastron, showing the mouth.
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Profile view of a Cypriot alabastron.
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Bottom view of a Cypriot alabastron, showing the base.
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Comparanda Almost identical to Quebec, Musée de l'Amérique Française inv. 1991.1711: CCA 16 (1996) 132 no. 493. V. Karageorghis notes that such alabastra made of local gypsum (a material used since the Late Bronze Age) are common in the Salamis Necropolis throughout the Classical period: Excavations at Salamis 3 (1973) 197. Compare also to a 'false alabastron' made of limestone in Sydney, Nicholson Museum 47.342 (Cambridge Loan no. 103): CCA 20 (2001) 123 no. 346 and some such alabastra found at Salamis: V. Karageorghis, Excavations at Salamis IV.1-2 (1970) 86 no. 8, pls. CXIII and CCXXXVII (Cellarka)
Bibliography
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 21.2
Diameters Rim 4.9; mouth 1.5; neck 2.6; body (max.) 5.3; base 4.2
Handle_height H. 1.4
Other_dims. Th. rim 0.9; W. lug 0.3
Location Citizenship
Edited_by Jessica; Kinsey; Amy
Date_edited 11.06.2003; 06.01.2006; 23.07.2009
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