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Accession_Number 30.4.1
adlib_title Boeotian bird kylix
Shape Bird kylix
Shape_description Stemless. Handles round, base slightly concave underneath.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/3
Decoration Clay buff, coarse. Decoration: brick-red to brown on creamy buff. Zones of pattern: Step pattern between handles, chevron and dot under handle; bands; zig-zag; bands; wave pattern; bands; thick black band to foot. Underside of foot reserved except for three thin bands. Top side of handles has band pattern on then. Inside body, seven thin bands on a reserved backing. Leaf pattern on rim.
Inscriptions
Condition Incomplete. Two missing handles and pieces glued back together. The decoration has faded and shows red instead of black. On the outside especially, much of the decoration has faded or flaked away. Band around the top of the foot very worn. Some small patches of grey deposit on the surface.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period
Date 600-550
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.97.0454.jpg
2002.97.0454.jpg
Front view of Boeotian bird kylix, showing the exterior pattern.
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2002.97.0455.jpg
2002.97.0455.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian bird kylix, showing the interior.
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2002.97.0456.jpg
2002.97.0456.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian bird kylix, showing the pattern on the body and the base.
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2002.97.0457.jpg
2002.97.0457.jpg
Side view of a Boeotian bird kylix, showing one of the broken handles.
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2003.14.0011.jpg
2003.14.0011.jpg
Two Boeotian 'kylix-style' four-handled kylikes, 25.4.2 at left and 30.4.1 at right.
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2003.14.0099.jpg
2003.14.0099.jpg
Inverted four-handled kylix, stemless. Irregular shape of bowl. Continuous zones of pattern in red and black on creamy-buff.
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2003.58.0002.jpg
2003.58.0002.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian bird kylix.
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2003.58.0010.jpg
2003.58.0010.jpg
An inverted Boeotian bird kylix.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 15.1
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height H. 8.2 max
Diameters Diam without handles. 20.7
Handle_height H. 2.3; L. 2.3
Other_dims. Diam of foot. 6.3
Location History - Excavation shed (middle shelf)
Edited_by Georgina; Karen
Date_edited 03.09.02; 05.04.2004
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