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Accession_Number 2004.8.4
adlib_title Attic black figure skyphos fragment
Shape Skyphos
Shape_description Large skyphos fragment
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/6
Decoration The rim is decorated with a thin black band, with a reserved band below and another black band below this. Two youths (black in colour) stand facing each other, with the figure on the right presenting a white cock, of which, elements remain (painted over the figure). Behind each figure the tail and part of a sphinx can be seen. The sphinx behind the right figure has incised lines dividing the wing feathers. The centre of the sphinx's wing appears purple in colour. There are faint, incised lines that give the outline of the youths' heads (where paint has been worn away). The reverse of the fragment is black with a reserved circle on top of the rim.
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Condition Single fragment of five sides, broken sharply. The lower part of the fragment decoration is well preserved, but the upper portion has suffered cosiderable ware, although, the absent upper torsos of the youths can be seen on the terracotta below (due to the paint having preserved the ware to some extent before it was rubbed off).
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance Rhitsona(?)
Period
Date
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2006.20.0565.jpg
2006.20.0565.jpg
Top view of an Attic skyphos fragment, showing two youths facing each other and part of a sphinx.
2006.20.0566.jpg
2006.20.0566.jpg
Top view of an Attic skyphos fragment, showing the black reverse.

Comparanda
Bibliography
Archive_Ref reference 1
Beazley_DB
Height
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. L. 7.3 W. 6.3
Location 11.1.6
Edited_by Lucia
Date_edited 20.08.2004
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