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Accession_Number 22.9.1
adlib_title Boeotian geometric; dark-on-light pappas figurine
Shape Pappas figurine
Shape_description Pappas figurine consisting of a rectangular body, ovoid in cross-section, flaring at the base, with a concave resting surface. At the top of the body or trunk, two rudimentary 'arms' extend in triangular forms that terminate in rounded stumps; above, the neck rises in a cylinder from which (on the front) extends a protrusion that suggests a nose, above which is a flat piece of clay coiled back on itself, resting against a widening cylindrical 'polos' crown, which is concave at the top.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description Dark reddish-orange clay
Munsell_color 5YR 6/6
Decoration Black lines decorate the body in geometric patterns. Front, from bottom to top: vertical rays, two horizontal bands, 7 vertical rays; two horizontal bands; 6 vertical zigzags; 2 horizontal bands; 12 or 13 short rays; one horizontal band (across maximum width, where 'arms' are extended); necklace consisting of horizontal band with pendant (disk with line extending from bottom). Head decoration is limited to wavy hair (5 vertical zigzags all around), 7 rays on the polos, 3 horizontal bands on the coil; and two eyes, on either side of the 'nose'. Otherwise reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. Indentation at top has yellowish deposit in it, rim uneven. Front reveals scratches and small chips at ends of arms. Back has small patches of white deposit, across shoulders, neck and near base. Base is smooth but covered in white deposit.
Technique/Style Geometric; dark-on-light
Provenance Probably from Greece
Period Early Archaic
Date 600-575
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Image
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Front view of a Boeotian 'Pappas' figurine, decorated with geometric ornament.
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Bottom view of a Boeotian 'Pappas' figurine, decorated with geometric ornament.
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Back view of a Boeotian 'Pappas' figurine, decorated with geometric ornament (at the top).
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Front view of a Boeotian 'Pappas' figurine, decorated with geometric ornament, showing concave top of polos crown and top of curved arms.
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Front view of a Boeotian pappas figurine, with geometric ornament.
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Left side view of a Boeotian pappas figurine, with geometric ornament.
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Comparanda Reading 49.4.26; cf. Ure 1934, pl. 31. See also BM Cat. 775.
Bibliography
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Beazley_DB
Height 17.5
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. W: top 2.2; body (max.) 7.6; body (min.) 3.9; base 6.3
Location Myth and religion
Edited_by Georgina; Amy; Kinsey; Joana Varela
Date_edited 09.08.02; 13.05.04; 11.01.2006; 24.04.2017
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