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Accession_Number 34.10.8
adlib_title Boeotian black glaze lid
Shape Lid
Shape_description Short cylindrical knob, with grooved flat top, grooved profile, and conical stem broadening to the slightly domed top of the lid. At the midpoint of the lid, beyond a gentle groove and a ridge, the lid flares to a rounded edge, the underside of which narrows to a tapering straight sided walls that would have sat inside the vase to which it belonged (perhaps a stamnos). The underside of the lid is hollowed, rounded, and smooth.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 7/4
Decoration Dipped black glaze on top of lid, stem, and knob, spilling over with some drips on the underside.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact and complete except for two chips to the rim, one on either side. The surface is dulled by a yellowish-brown deposit. The glaze has also worn away in patches.
Technique/Style Black glaze
Provenance
Period
Date
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.97.0320.jpg
2002.97.0320.jpg
Oblique side view of a Boeotian black-glazed pyxis lid, showing uneven black on underside.
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2002.97.0321.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian black-glazed pyxis lid, showing ridges on knob and lid.
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2002.97.0322.jpg
Bottom view of a Boeotian black-glazed pyxis lid, showing the reserved interior.
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2008.98.0464.jpg
Oblique view, from above, of a Euboean floral-ware stamnos-pyxis (56.8.2) with a lid (34.10.8).
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2008.98.0465.jpg
Profile view of a Euboean floral-ware stamnos-pyxis (56.8.2), with a lid (34.10.8).
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2008.98.0467.jpg
Oblique view, from above, a Boeotian pyxis lid.
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2008.98.0474.jpg
Profile view of a Boeotian pyxis lid.
2008.98.0475.jpg
2008.98.0475.jpg
Profile view of a Boeotian pyxis lid.
2008.98.0476.jpg
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Profile view of a Boeotian pyxis lid.
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2008.98.0477.jpg
Profile view of a Boeotian pyxis lid.
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2008.98.0478.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian pyxis lid.
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2008.98.0479.jpg
Bottom view of a Boeotian pyxis lid.
Comparanda
Bibliography
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 5.3
Diameters Knob incl. stem 1.5; lid 6.9; flange 5.3 (ext.), 4.4 (int.)
Handle_height
Other_dims.
Location History - Excavation shed (middle shelf)
Edited_by Georgina; Teifi; Amy
Date_edited 07.08.2002; 04.09.2006; 10.08.2011
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