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Accession_Number 30.11.1
adlib_title Boeotian alabastron
Shape Alabastron
Shape_description Also called bombylios.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/6
Decoration On mouth, daisy pattern between two pairs of circles; cross-hatching on one edge of rim. Daisy petals on neck. Main zone: In front large lotus cross with incised outline, small field rosettes, at back large rosettes with single or double incised circles at centre. Above and below main zone, seven thin bands with double row of vertical line patterns in the middle. On the base, band of leaves and a dot in the very centre, which is indented.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete but not intact. The top of the mouth has some small chips in it and a small crack inside the mouth. The rim is worn, leaving only a little cross-hatching still evident. At the top and bottom of the handle, is revealed where it has been stuck back together again. There is white deposit on the handle. The surface of the body shows little scratches and wear on the glaze. On the base is a small patch of greyish deposit.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period High Archaic
Date 575-550
Dating_details
Artist Horse-Bird Painter
Attribution Kilinski
Image
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Side view of a Boeotian alabastron, showing the design on the body.
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Top view of a Boeotian alabastron, showing the daisy pattern around the rim.
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Side view of a Boeotian alabastron, showing the design on the body.
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Side view of a Boeotian alabastron, showing the base.
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Back view of a Boeotian alabastron, showing rosettes beneath the handle.
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Front view of a Boeotian alabastron, showing a large lotus cross.
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Comparanda Boeotian imitation of Corinthian (cf. Payne NC pp.202-3, 341; AA 1933 pp.8-11; Beazley, Hesperia 13 (1944) p. 44-45)
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 16.1; K. Kilinski II, Boeotian Black-figure Vase-painting of the Archaic Period (1974) 25 no. 38
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reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 23.8
Diameters Mouth 1.8; neck. 6.7; body. 9.9
Handle_height 3.3
Other_dims.
Location Greece
Edited_by Georgina; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 09.08.02; 05.04.2004; 09.01.2006
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