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Accession_Number 14.9.107
adlib_title Attic black glaze saltcellar
Shape Saltcellar
Shape_description Projecting rim, sloping out on the upper edge, rounded at the outside, and curving on the exterior to the concave wall. Slightly convex underside and thickened base.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/6
Decoration Black glaze all over
Inscriptions Graffito on underside: OLY
Condition Rim is chipped away, as is foot, so that object stands unevenly. Gloss worn and scratched on the interior and exterior. It retains lustre.
Technique/Style Black glaze
Provenance
Period High Classical
Date 425
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.92.0138.jpg
2003.92.0138.jpg
Top view of an Attic black-glazed saltcellar, showing the interior.
2003.92.0139.jpg
2003.92.0139.jpg
Bottom view of an Attic black-glazed saltcellar, showing graffito on the underside.
2003.92.0140.jpg
2003.92.0140.jpg
Side view of an Attic black-glazed saltcellar, showing the uneven resting surface (makes object unsteady).
2003.92.0141.jpg
2003.92.0141.jpg
Side view of an Attic black-glazed saltcellar, showing the uneven resting surface (makes object unsteady).
2003.92.0142.jpg
2003.92.0142.jpg
Oblique view, from slightly above, of an Attic black-glazed saltcellar, showing concave outer walls and interior.
2008.10.0002.jpg
2008.10.0002.jpg
Profile drawing of an Attic black-glazed saltcellar.
Comparanda
Bibliography
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 2.4
Diameters Rim 6.6; body 5.4; preserved base 5.4
Handle_height
Other_dims.
Location Education
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Teifi
Date_edited 23.08.2002; 02.12.2003; 03.08.2006
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