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Accession_Number 29.11.6
adlib_title Boeotian black figure; added white and red; incised detail on figures skyphos
Shape Skyphos
Shape_description Two u-shaped horizontal handles placed slightly above the lip, slightly angled upwards. Deep body descending to a groove above the ring base.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/4
Decoration The vessel is divided in three horizontal zones by lines of unequal width. There are also very thin, vertical lines at the sides of and beneath the handles.A (above): A youth (servant?), making a gesture as if offering something (perhaps a branch, which extends from the servant's wrist) to a bearded, draped man (possibly Dionysos), at centre. He holds a large kantharos and leans against a rock. Behind him is another youth, who is perhaps supporting the rock. On either side of the scene there are palmettes that seem to have sprung from the handles.B (above): Similar to side A, except that the man reclines on a couch, and the vessel is offered to him by a (servant?) woman in front of him. The youth behind him looks to the left. The scene is framed vertically on both sides by a series of dots as well as the same palmettes as on side A. A-B (below): A band of palmettes, every second one inverted; two lines; a band of of tongues; reserved band. Base black, with black concentric circles on the underside.Interior: reserved band within lip. At centre, tondo decorated with the winged horse, Pegasus, advancing to the right.
Inscriptions
Condition Reconstructed by many fragments, there are a few gouges and many small bits of colour have fallen off, especially from the interior.
Technique/Style Black figure; added white and red; incised detail on figures
Provenance
Period Late Archaic
Date 500-475
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.16.0001.jpg
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Detail of Boeotian black-figure skyphos, showing Pegasos in the tondo.
2003.16.0002.jpg
2003.16.0002.jpg
Oblique view, from slightly below, of a Boeotian black-figure skyphos, showing some of the base and the side (two attendants and a reclining bearded man, perhaps Dionysos, drinking from a kantharos).
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2003.16.0004.jpg
Detail from the exterior of Boeotian black-figure skyphos, showing two attendants and a reclining bearded man, perhaps Dionysos, drinking from a kantharos.
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2003.95.0113.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian black-figure skyphos, showing the interior, with a tondo decoration of Pegasos advancing to the right.
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2003.95.0114.jpg
Side view of a Boeotian black-figure skyphos, with exterior decoration showing a reclining man flanked by two figures.
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2003.95.0115.jpg
Side view of a Boeotian black-figure skyphos, showing reclining man flanked by two figures.
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2003.95.0116.jpg
Side view of a Boeotian black-figure skyphos, showing handle.
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2003.95.0117.jpg
Side view of a Boeotian black-figure skyphos (side A), showing a reclining figure attended by servants(?).
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2003.95.0118.jpg
Side view of a Boeotian black-figure skyphos, showing handle.
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2004.05.0019.jpg
Back view of a Boeotian black-figure skyphos (side B), showing two attendants and a reclining bearded man, perhaps Dionysos, drinking from a kylix or kantharos.
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2004.05.0020.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian black-figure skyphos, showing some of the base and the side (two attendants and a reclining bearded man, perhaps Dionysos, drinking from a large kylix or kantharos).
2004.05.0021.jpg
2004.05.0021.jpg
Detail of a Boeotian black-figure skyphos showing Pegasos in profile advancing to the right, in the tondo (interior).
2004.05.0022.jpg
2004.05.0022.jpg
Oblique view, from slightly below, of a Boeotian black-figure skyphos, showing some of the base and the front (side A): two attendants and a reclining bearded man, perhaps Dionysos, drinking from a kylix or kantharos.
2004.05.0023.jpg
2004.05.0023.jpg
Detail of a Boeotian black-figure skyphos showing Pegasos in profile advancing to the right, in the tondo (interior).
2004.05.0024.jpg
2004.05.0024.jpg
Detail from the exterior of Boeotian black-figure skyphos (side B), showing the top half of attendant, holding a drinking cup out to Dionysos (?).
Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 17.4; BICS 6 (1959) pl. 4
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 8.3
Diameters Rim 16.2; base 9.6
Handle_height 4.4
Other_dims.
Location Symposium
Edited_by Georgia; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 04.06.2003; 10.01.2006; 28.07.2006
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