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Accession_Number 27.4.1
adlib_title Perhaps Euboean black figure; added white skyphos
Shape Skyphos
Shape_description Deep ovoid bowl with concave rim and rounded lip, narrowing to a disk foot, rounded on the exterior, sharply beveled on the interior, with a flat resting surface and a slightly convex underside. On either side a u-shaped handle, round in cross-section, rises up from just below the rim, top the height of the lip. There is a slight groove at the join of body and foot.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Perhaps Euboean
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/4
Decoration Glazed black on the interior, except for a reserved band within 0.4 cm of the top edge. Exterior black glazed except, in the handle zone, a frieze decorated on each side with a pair of eyes between 5-petalled palmettes, above another reserved band. Each palmette is joined to the corresponding handle by a tendril. Each eye consists of a white circle within a black eye shape, surmounted by a black eyebrow decorated with white dots, and above a plain black curving line that mirrors the shape of the eyebrow. Between each pair of eyes is a straight vertical band, indicative of a nose, decorated with a row of white dots. Between the handle attachments and below each handle is a set of four sloppy spots arranged in a diamond form.
Inscriptions
Condition Comprised of four or more fragments, rejoined, with two large fragments missing from the rim. The surface is weathered, with chipped glaze on the exterior and the handles, worn glaze on the rim and body, and slight pinkish-red deposits on the underside.
Technique/Style Black figure; added white
Provenance
Period High Archaic / Late Archaic
Date 525-500
Dating_details
Artist Rhitsona Class G
Attribution Cf. P. Ure, Sixth and Fifth Century Pottery from Rhitsona, p. 67
Image
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Front view of Euboean black-figure skyphos, showing eyes.
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Oblique frontal view of Euboean black-figure skyphos, showing the interior.
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Back view of Euboean black-figure skyphos, showing eyes.
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Oblique view, from the bottom, of Euboean black-figure skyphos, showing eyes and base.
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Oblique view, slightly from below, of a Euboean black-figure skyphos, showing some of base and decoration on the front: nose and two eyes between palmettes.
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Side view of a Euboean black-figure skyphos, showing handle and exterior decoration.
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Front view (side A) of a Euboean black-figure skyphos, showing eyes.
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Oblique top view of a black-figure, Euboean skyphos.
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Frontal close-up of a black-figure, Euboean skyphos, showing eyes.
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Side view of a black-figure, Euboean skyphos.
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Frontal close-up of a black-figure, Euboean skyphos, showing eyes.
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Side view of a black-figure, Euboean skyphos.
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Close-up interior view of a black-figure, Euboean skyphos.
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Oblique bottom view of a black-figure, Euboean skyphos, displaying eyes.
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Close-up view of an inversion of a black-figure, Euboean skyphos, displaying eyes.
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Close-up view of an inversion of a black-figure, Euboean skyphos, displaying eyes.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA University of Reading 1, pl. 17.3; Schauenburg, AA 1976, 212 n. 62; BSA 1973, p. 31
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 9.6
Diameters Rim 14.0; stem 6.2; 7.5 (ext.) 5.2 (int.)
Handle_height 4.1
Other_dims. Handle thickness 0.9 (min.), 1.7 (max.); W. handles 5.2
Location Symposium
Edited_by Kinsey; Teifi; Amy; Joana Varela
Date_edited 10.01.2006; 31.07.2006; 11.06.2010; 05.04.2017
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