Ure Museum Database

Accession_Number 26.12.7
adlib_title Boeotian kylix style kylix
Shape Kylix
Shape_description Stemmed. The vessel is slanted to one side, which suggests that the base is not flat or that the body has not been made to rest flat on top of the foot. The wide rim has a flat lip. The base hollow to where the bottom of the bowl rests.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/4
Decoration Lip decorated with black vertical lines. Interior: Three concentric bands of red, each approximately 1.3 wide. There are three narrower concentric red bands at centre. Four small, round handles, arranged symetricaly, are decorated with the same vertical lines as on the rim. The body is decorated on with three bands: (1) vertical lines in red; (2) triangles filled in with cross-hatching alternating with small loops, each made up of three concentric semi-circles around a dot; (3) triangles inscribed with smaller triangles. Each band of decoration is separated by a triglyph compased of two thin red bands on either side of a thicker red band. There is a thicker red band towards the bottom of the foot. The edge of the foot is decorated with red vertical lines. Inside the flat resting surface are two concentric red bands.
Condition Repaired from sixteen pieces, although missing a large fragment (6.0) from one side, including one handle. Decoration very worn. Fabric roughened on one side, where it is more orange than on the rest of the vessel. Interior blackened with dirt.
Technique/Style Kylix style
Period High Archaic
Date 550
Side view of a Boeotian 'kylix-style' four-handled, stemmed kylix.
A Boetian stemmed kylix showing large fragments missing.
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 15.5
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
reference 3
Height 14.0
Diameters Mouth 19.2; base 8.0
Handle_height L. 5.0; W. 3.0
Location 3.2.3
Edited_by Fay; Karen
Date_edited 22.07.2003; 05.04.2004
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