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Accession_Number 29.11.7
adlib_title Boeotian black figure kylix
Shape Kylix
Shape_description Rhitsona g 139 type
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/6
Decoration The rim turns sharply out and has a thick black band round it, below which is a thick reserved band. The interior is mostly black with a well (approx 3.7 cm) in the centre of the dish that has a thin reserved band just outside it, and a small reserved disk in the centre. The handles are rounded at the far end, and have black tips. On the main zone; A: Curling tendril and leaf between upright palmettes. B to A, with addition of vertical wavy line between palmette on right and handle. Below is a thin coloured band, a reserved band, and then colour down to and including the stem of the foot. The edge of the foot has two ridges on it, the lower of which is black, the upper one reserved. The base of the rim is also reserved. The base of the foot slopes inwards, the walls of the slope are red, then the centre is reserved except for a thin red band and a red dot in the centre.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. There is one chip on the edge of the rim, as well as a bit of wear. There is evidence of greyish/white deposit most noticeably around the rim and below one of the handles. Main zone in fairly good condition, with the usual evidence of wear and small scratches all over the surface. A large area of the the firing is red instead of black. There is a small whole in the stem of the foot, and some whitish/grey deposit around the edge of the foot and inside the base.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance Probably from Tanagra
Period High Classical
Date 440-430
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Oblique view of black figure kylix, showing the interior and part of the exterior pattern.
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Oblique view of black figure kylix showing thick band of black in the centre.
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View of inside of black figure kylix with reserved band around the top and in the centre.
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Top view of exterior of black figure kylix, showing the black pattern which has faded to ref in some areas.
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View of exterior of black figure kylix, black has faded to red in some areas.
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Front view of two Boeotian Floral ware kylikes, 26.12.21 (left) and 29.11.7 (right).
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Two-handled kylix, side view. Shows curling tendril and leaf between upright palmettes.
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Top view of a Boeotian black-figure kylix, showing the interior.
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Oblique view, from slightly below, of a Boeotian Floral-ware kylix, showing base and palmette frieze on the exterior.
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View of exterior of black figure kylix, black has faded to red in some areas.
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View of inside of black figure kylix with reserved band around the top and in the centre.
Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 17.8, 19.6; Hesperia 15 (1946) pl.1,2.
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 7.7
Diameters 19.9; with handles. 25.2
Handle_height 3.4
Other_dims. L. 5.1; Diam of foot. 7.6; H. 2.5
Location History - Excavation shed (top shelf)
Edited_by Georgina; Karen
Date_edited 02.08.02; 05.04.2004
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