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Accession_Number 33.4.1
adlib_title Boeotian kylix
Shape Kylix
Shape_description Four-handled. Stemmed. Kylix style. Foot and stem hollow.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/4
Decoration Four handles, three with decoration, one without. Decoration black (mostly fired red) and red (purple) on creamy-buff. Zones of pattern: vertical bars (which go up onto the rim and three handles); zigzag; dotted lozenges; triangles separated by hanging loops or dot rosettes. Red used for thin bands dividing each zone. Stem and foot have five redish/black bands round them. Rim of foot edged with small vertical lines. Foot and stem decorated with two more bands. Inside kylix, two black bands round outside, then three smaller in the middle.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete, but not intact. One handle and part of rim restored. Stuck back together from six/seven pieces. Decoration around rim and handles is worn in patches, with small chips in the surface. Small gaps where the pieces have been rejoined. A few scratches are evident in surface of main zone. Top of stem is rough to touch. Resting edge of foot has chips in it, inside the foot has some sandy deposit and a crack across the centre. Inside the body, the gloss looks silvery, with small scratches on it.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period
Date 550
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.97.0734.jpg
2002.97.0734.jpg
Oblique view of a Boeotian kylix.
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2002.97.0735.jpg
2002.97.0735.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian kylix, showing the interior and all four handles.
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2002.97.0736.jpg
2002.97.0736.jpg
Side view of a Boeotian kylix, showing the base, the foot, the pattern on the body and two of the handles.
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2003.14.0006.jpg
2003.14.0006.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian 'kylix-style' four-handled kylix.
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2003.14.0009.jpg
2003.14.0009.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian 'kylix-style' four-handled kylix.
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2003.14.0096.jpg
2003.14.0096.jpg
Inverted four-handled kylix. Decoration in black and on creamy-buff. Continuous zones of patterns.
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2003.58.0003.jpg
2003.58.0003.jpg
Side view of a Boeotian kylix.
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2003.58.0011.jpg
2003.58.0011.jpg
An inverted Boeotian four-handled kylix.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 15.2
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height H. 11.5
Diameters Diam of mouth. 6.2; diam of foot. 7.5
Handle_height H. 2.1; L. 2.3
Other_dims.
Location 9
Edited_by Georgina; Karen
Date_edited 09.08.02; 05.04.2004
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