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Accession_Number 25.9.3
adlib_title Attic black glaze; stamped mug
Shape Mug
Shape_description The rim is wide and sloping, the handle is double, of ellipsoid cross-section and forms an intense curve against the body, which is ovaloid and inflated. The base is ring-shaped and narrower than the rest of the vessel.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/4
Decoration The vessel bears impressed (stamped) decoration and is black inside, as well as outside. There is a rope-shaped plastic motif above the shoulder of the vessel and the body is ribbed (long, tongue-shaped motives). Below the handle there are ten impressed palmettes (voluted with narrow divisions), arranged in an inverted triangle. The resting surface bears traces of a red line, its shallow inner side bears a black band, the central part is red and there is a black circle with a dot at the centre.
Inscriptions
Condition At the reverse side the glaze has declined. A big part of the rim has been chipped off and some bits have been pitted off. There are also many deposits especially at the interior.
Technique/Style Black glaze; stamped
Provenance From Athens
Period Late Classical
Date 400-375
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.31.0001.jpg
2003.31.0001.jpg
An Attic black-glazed mug (34.10.10), at left, and an Attic black-glazed oinochoe (35.4.4), at right.
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2003.31.0090.jpg
Back view of an Attic black-glazed mug, showing handle and stamped decoration below.
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2003.31.0095.jpg
Ribbed wide-mouthed jug, side view, showing handle.
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2003.31.0096.jpg
Oblique view, from slightly below, of the back of an Attic black-glazed mug, showing handle and stamped decoration below.
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2005.89.0031.jpg

Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 35.3; Agora 12, 74; Gill 1986, 356, F106
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 6.6
Diameters Rim: 6.4 Base: 4.2
Handle_height 3.0
Other_dims.
Location Death
Edited_by Georgia; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 16.06.2003; 21.04.2004; 06.01.2006
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