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Accession_Number 26.7.1
adlib_title Attic kantharos
Shape Kantharos
Shape_description Globular body with two 'ear' shaped ribbon handles, one on each side.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 8/4
Decoration Handles have a mixed pattern of horizontal lines at the top and bottom with vertical lines in the middle with the underneath reserved. Inside is almost ribbed in texture and painted black/brown with convex circle at centre. Outside is reserved apart from pattern which is similar both sides. Central design is a four-spoked wheel within two circles flanked by two horizontal patterns of crossed lines and three vertical lines. Below is two bands then brown almost to bottom except for a thin reserved band at base. Underneath is flat and reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. Small crack forming at one handle. Streaky paint on bottom of body, showing red through black/brown. Paint is wearing from outside of body on one side particularly. Dusty white deposits on exterior surface as well as uneven lumps in the walls.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period Geometric
Date 725-675
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.08.0007.jpg
2003.08.0007.jpg
Front view of an Attic geometric kantharos.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 3.9.
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 13.0
Diameters 15.0
Handle_height 7.5
Other_dims. Base diameter 7.0
Location Timeline 2b bottom
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 6.09.2002; 31.03.2004; 17.01.2006
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