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Accession_Number 27.4.11
adlib_title Boeotian black figure skyphos
Shape Skyphos
Shape_description Corinthian shape. Pale fabric, darkened except under handles and foot.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration The interior is black, but reserved at the bottom of the bowl. There is a red line around the lip. The body is decorated with figural scenes. A: Two sphinxes. B: A female figure (Artemis or 'Mistress of animals'?) between two lions (alternate stripes of white and red indicate the ribs and hindquarters of the lions). Beneath each handle stands a water bird (swan?) facing to the right. Rosettes and rows of dots in the field. Below the figural zone are two red lines, then a black band, a frieze of narrow black rays (slightly overlapping the black band above). The ring foot is black on the exterior and resting surface. The central part of the underside is decorated with a black dot at centre, surrounded by a black dircle and, farther out, a red circle. White is used on parts of the lions, necks and breasts of sphinxes and woman, and parts of the wings of birds.
Inscriptions
Condition Repaired from many fragments, but heavily restored in the lower part.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance From Greece
Period High Archaic / Late Archaic
Date 550-500
Dating_details
Artist Rhitsona Class F
Attribution Related to the skyphoi of Rhitsona Class F, according to CVA.
Image
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Top view of a Boeotian skyphos, showing interior.
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Side view of a Boeotian skyphos, showing the main design on the body.
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Side view of a Boeotian skyphos, showing the main design on the body.
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Side view of a Boeotian skyphos, showing part of the main design on the body.
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Underside view of a Boeotian skyphos, showing the base.
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Top view of a Boeotian skyphos, showing the interior, the chipped rim and both of the handles.
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Oblique view, slightly from below, of the side of a Boeotian black-figure skyphos, showing some of the base and a swan below the handle.
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Front view a Boeotian black-figure skyphos, showing antithetic sphinxes.
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Back view of a Boeotian black-figure skyphos, showing a woman between two lions.
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Front view a Boeotian black-figure skyphos, showing Artemis between lions.
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Detailed 3/4-front view a Boeotian black-figure skyphos, showing Artemis between lions and a water bird beneath the handle.
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3/4-back view a Boeotian black-figure skyphos, showing a sphinx and a waterbird beneath the handle.
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Front view a Boeotian black-figure skyphos, showing Artemis between lions.
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Front view a Boeotian black-figure skyphos, showing Artemis between lions.
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Side view of a Boeotian skyphos, showing Artemis or the 'Mistress of Animals' between lions, on the body.
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Side view of a Boeotian skyphos, showing part of the main design on the body.
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Side view of a Boeotian skyphos, showing part of the main design on the body.
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Side view of a Boeotian skyphos, showing Artemis or the 'Mistress of Animals' between lions, on the body.
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Side view of a Boeotian skyphos, showing Artemis or the 'Mistress of Animals' between lions, on the body.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 16.7; Jones 1987, 633, table 8.2
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 12.0
Diameters 15.5
Handle_height
Other_dims.
Location Myth and religion
Edited_by Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 05.04.2004; 11.01.2006
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