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Accession_Number 26.12.10
adlib_title Attic black figure skyphos
Shape Skyphos
Shape_description Concave base
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/6
Decoration Inside black with reserved line at top. Two handles are balck on top but reserved underneath. Outer surface top to bottom, black band on offset rim, ivy leaves, black line, inverted ivy leaves, black band, thin band, main design, three black bands, alternating red and black tongues, red ridge, black foot. Main design is similar both sides and shows a wedded pair in chariot with many onlookers or attendants of both genders. On far side of chariot is a bearded man between two women. Onlookers appear to be mostly in pairs. Women originally had white painted flesh. Clothing detail is incised. Foot is black on top but lowest point of side is reserved. Inner foot ring is black and base is reserved except for a black band in the centre.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete but repaired from fragments, repainting at joins. Plentiful modern incisions. Colours remain apart from the white of the women's flesh.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance Probably from Boeotia
Period Late Archaic
Date 525-500
Dating_details
Artist White Heron Group; Krokatos Group
Attribution Ure (CVA 18): 'In general similar to those painted in the Krokotos-White Heron Workshop, but there is no reason to suppose it was painted in that workshop'
Image
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Side view of an Attic black-figure skyphos, showing a wedding procession.
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Side view of an Attic black-figure skyphos, showing a flying bird under one of the handles.
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Side view of an Attic black-figure skyphos, showing a flying bird under one of the handles.
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Side view of an Attic black-figure skyphos, showing a flying bird under one of the handles.
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Side view of an Attic black-figure skyphos, showing a wedding procession.
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Side view of an Attic black-figure skyphos, showing a wedding procession.
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Detail of an Attic black-figure skyphos, showing a flying bird under one of the handles.
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Detail of an Attic black-figure skyphos, showing a flying bird under one of the handles.
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Detail of an Attic black-figure skyphos, showing a horse-drawn chariot in a wedding procession.
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Detail of an Attic black-figure skyphos, showing a horse-drawn chariot in a wedding procession.
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Detail of an Attic black-figure skyphos, showing a horse-drawn chariot in a wedding procession.
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Detail of an Attic black-figure skyphos, showing a charioteer at a wedding procession.
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Detail of an Attic black-figure skyphos, showing a charioteer at a wedding procession.
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Detail of an Attic black-figure skyphos, showing a horse-drawn chariot in a wedding procession.
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Detail of an Attic black-figure skyphos, showing a horse-drawn chariot in a wedding procession.
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Detail of an Attic black-figure skyphos, showing a charioteer at a wedding procession.
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Front view of part of an Attic black-figure skyphos, showing a charioteer at a wedding procession.
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3/4 view of an Attic black figure skyphos, depicting a quadriga, and a bird below the handle.
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Side view of an Attic black-figure skyphos depicting a chariot at a wedding.
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Side view of an Attic black-figure skyphos, decorated with a wedding party.
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Side view of an Attic black-figure skyphos, decorated with a wedding party.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure skyphos, decorated with a wedding party.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure skyphos, decorated with a wedding party.
Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 10.11
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB 14366
Height 16.0
Diameters Body 22.5; base 13.1
Handle_height 1.4
Other_dims.
Location Household
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 01.09.2002; 05.04.2004; 06.01.2006
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