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Accession_Number 29.11.5
adlib_title Attic black figure skyphos
Shape Skyphos
Shape_description
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/6
Decoration Inside is black, as is the outer rim and the outside of the two oblong handles, although the inside is reserved. Thin red band runs under black rim on outside of pot. The main design is the same on both sides and is of two cattle (bulls ?) one grazing between palmettes. Possible traces of coloured bands on black portion. Black band beneath and then the stem is also black. The foot is black on top, side, resting surface and part of underneath, although centre is reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Incomplete and repaired in many pieces. Paint remains clear although the gloss inside has worn away.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period Early Classical
Date 475-450
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.11.0098.jpg
2003.11.0098.jpg
Skyphos, side view. Decoration depicting two bulls between palmettes.
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2003.97.0667.jpg
2003.97.0667.jpg
Back view of Attic black figure skyphos, showing bulls grazing between palmettes, discoloured band along the rim and cracks in the body.
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2003.97.0668.jpg
2003.97.0668.jpg
Front view of Attic black figure skyphos, showing bulls grazing between palmettes and black band along the rim.
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2003.97.0669.jpg
2003.97.0669.jpg
Top view of Attic black figure skyphos showing crack in body.
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2003.97.0670.jpg
2003.97.0670.jpg
Bottom view of Attic black figure skyphos showing base.
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2011.98.0124.jpg
2011.98.0124.jpg
Oblique view from above of the top and front of Attic black figure skyphos, showing the interior, the handles and the cracks in the body.
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2011.98.0125.jpg
2011.98.0125.jpg
Front view of Attic black figure skyphos, showing bulls grazing between palmettes and black band along the rim.
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2011.98.0126.jpg
Right side of an Attic black figure skyphos, showing the handle.
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Back view of Attic black figure skyphos, showing bulls grazing between palmettes, discoloured band along the rim and cracks in the body.
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2011.98.0128.jpg
2011.98.0128.jpg
Left side of an Attic black figure skyphos, showing the handle.
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2011.98.0129.jpg
Oblique view from below of the bottom and back of an Attic black figure skyphos, showing the base and the handles.
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2011.98.0130.jpg
2011.98.0130.jpg
Top view of an Attic black figure skyphos, showing crack in body.
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2011.98.0131.jpg
2011.98.0131.jpg
Particular of the back of an Attic black figure skyphos, showing bulls grazing between palmettes, discoloured band along the rim and cracks in the body.
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2011.98.0132.jpg
2011.98.0132.jpg
Particular of the back of an Attic black figure skyphos, showing bulls grazing between palmettes, discoloured band along the rim and cracks in the body.
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2011.98.0133.jpg
2011.98.0133.jpg
Particular of the front of an Attic black figure skyphos, showing bulls grazing between palmettes, black band along the rim and cracks in the body.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 11.2
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 9.1
Diameters 10.8
Handle_height 4.3
Other_dims. Base diameter 5.6
Location Household
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 29.08.2002; 05.04.2004; 09.01.2006
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