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Accession_Number 26.12.15
adlib_title Attic black figure droop cup
Shape Droop cup
Shape_description
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/4
Decoration Inside is black with a reserved line halfway down rim and a reserved centre circle with a black band and a central dot. The rim is vertical and offset slightly. Two handles are black all over. Outside design, from top to bottom is, black rim, lotus bud and dots linked with chain, black band with narrower bands either side, alternating buds and dots slighlty diagonal, black band with narrower bands either side, rays. At top is a red ridge that then leads to a ribbed and reserved stem. The lower half is black as is the top of the foot and the side. The foot has a thicker ridge around the edge resulting in a channel effect going all the way around it. The resting surface and conical base are reserved apart from the inner ring of the foot which is black.
Inscriptions
Condition Repaired from many fragments and joins have been painted. Design on the outer surface remains clear and the glaze is still shiny.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period High Archaic
Date 550-525
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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2003.09.0005.jpg
Oblique view, from below, of an Attic black-figure kylix (Droop cup).
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2003.10.0001.jpg
Side views of two Attic kylikes (Droop cups), 31.6.1 at left and 26.12.15 at right.
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2003.97.0859.jpg
Top view of an Attic black-figure kylix (droop cup), showing interior.
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2003.97.0860.jpg
Top view of an Attic black-figure kylix (droop cup), showing the base and exterior decoration.
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2005.89.0017.jpg

Comparanda
Bibliography CVA 9.2, 10.2; JHS Iii, p.60 and plate II
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 11.0
Diameters 21.0
Handle_height 1.3
Other_dims. Base diameter 9.5
Location Timeline 2d bottom
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey
Date_edited 4 September 2002; 17.01.2006
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