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Accession_Number 34.10.15
adlib_title Boeotian white slip (?) rattle; phormiskos
Shape Phormiskos; rattle
Shape_description Gourd-shaped vessel, with an elongated ovoid body tapering into a cylindrical handle that finally terminates in elongated, rounded tip. Pierced in the bottom of the ovoid part, and ca. 2 cm from the tip. Use as a rattle is indicated by the sound of a pebble inside.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description Medium gray clay (because the piece is intact it is impossible to determine whether this colour results from burning, which is likely because the colour ranges from dark to light in patches).
Munsell_color 5Y 4/1
Decoration White (?) slip has burned, and mostly flaked off.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. The surface of the rattle is very rough, scratched, with peeling slip and dark grayish-white adhesions. There are three large cracks at the top of the ovoid part.
Technique/Style White slip (?)
Provenance
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Image
2002.97.0326.jpg
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Side view of Boeotian rattle.
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2002.97.0327.jpg
2002.97.0327.jpg
Front view of Boeotian rattle.
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2004.95.0110.jpg
2004.95.0110.jpg
Side view of a Boeotion rattle.
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2004.95.0111.jpg
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Side view of a Boeotian rattle.
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2004.95.0112.jpg
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Side view of Boeotian rattle
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Side view of a Boeotian rattle
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2004.95.0114.jpg
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Side view of a Boeotian rattle
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2004.95.0115.jpg
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Front view of a Boeotian rattle
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Back view of a Boeotian rattle
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Comparanda
Bibliography
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 15.5
Diameters Body 5.1
Handle_height 5.4
Other_dims.
Location Household
Edited_by Georgina; Amy; Kinsey; Joana Varela
Date_edited 08.08.2002; 14.05.04; 06.01.2006; 24.04.2017
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