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Accession_Number 22.3.4
adlib_title Apulian red figure kantharos
Shape Kantharos
Shape_description Wide mouth with a rim at 45 degrees.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/4
Decoration Glaze fired partly to red and partly to greyish-black. Inside is reserved. Two high, curved handles black on top and reserved below. Under handles are crosses between pairs of vertical lines. On each side are four palmettes standing on four larger, inverted palmettes all joined with a chian and half a palmette at each end. In some areas are groups of very short incised vertical grooves. Below pattern are three bands and then black (faded to red) to foot and including top and side of foot. Resting surface is reserved as is base.
Inscriptions
Condition Incomplete as one handle and part of rim are missing. Heavy deposits inside and white, thinner ones on mouth and handle. Base damaged so object does not sit properly.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 425-400
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.28.0093.jpg
2003.28.0093.jpg
Kantharos, side view. Shows handle and palmette decoration on body.
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2003.97.0837.jpg
2003.97.0837.jpg
Front view of an Apulian kantharos, showing exterior decoration and missing section of the rim.
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2003.97.0838.jpg
2003.97.0838.jpg
Side view of an Apulian kantharos, showing the design on the body.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 32.13
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 12.6
Diameters 10.7
Handle_height 7.2
Other_dims. Mouth diameter 8.0 Opening diameter 6.3 Base diameter 5.6
Location History - Excavation shed (middle shelf)
Edited_by Denise; Karen
Date_edited 09.09.2002; 21.04.2004
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