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Accession_Number 29.11.13
adlib_title Perhaps Rhodian moulded tortoise figurine
Shape Figurine
Shape_description Tortoise with slight protrusion for head and four triangular protrusions at the bottom for legs. Back divided into slight humps to resemble shell
Material Terracotta
Fabric Perhaps Rhodian
Fabric_description Grayish-brown fabric (may have darkened as a result of burning)
Munsell_color 10YR 6/2
Decoration Traces of white slip.
Inscriptions
Condition Missing (part of) head. Large areas of brownish-grey deposit all over body, with areas of white slip showing through in some places and chipped off elsewhere. On stomach, in between two front legs, is a small hole, perhaps from the firing process.
Technique/Style Moulded
Provenance From Boeotia
Period Late Archaic
Date 500-475
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.97.0754.jpg
2002.97.0754.jpg
Right side view of a tortoise figurine, showing shell and legs.
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2002.97.0755.jpg
2002.97.0755.jpg
Top view of a tortoise figurine, showing ridged back resembling shell.
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2002.97.0756.jpg
2002.97.0756.jpg
Bottom view of a tortoise figurine, showing small hole beneath front legs.
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2004.95.0120.jpg
2004.95.0120.jpg
Front view of a tortoise figurine, showing head and front of shell.
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2004.95.0121.jpg
2004.95.0121.jpg
Back view of a tortoise figurine, showing uneven back legs and back of shell.
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Comparanda Cf. BM Cat. 195
Bibliography
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 2.8
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. L. 6.1; W. 4.1
Location Household
Edited_by Georgina; Amy; Kinsey; Teifi; Joana Varela
Date_edited 29.08.02; 13.05.04; 09.01.2006; 02.08.2006; 05.04.2017
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