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Accession_Number 35.4.4
adlib_title Attic black glaze; stamped oinochoe
Shape Oinochoe
Shape_description Trefoil lip oinochoe, with a handle of ellipsoid cross-section that is raised higher than the lip. The body is spherical and the short foot is conical. Gill's shape 5c.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/6
Decoration The vessel is decorated with impressed (stamped) decoration. Shoulder: there are six inverted palmettes (voluted with narrow divisions), linked with incised curving lines. There is also a ridge at the junction of the shoulder and body, below which there is the motif of ellipsoid tongues (eggs) contoured by a line each. Body: At about the middle, there are six, widely spread double-leaved motives (teardropped leaves) and a continuous, incised line that goes through them. The joining point of the body and foot is reserved and so is the edge of the foot and the resting surface.
Inscriptions
Condition The handle has been repaired (rejoined with the body at its spring). There are many bits that have been pitted off from the vessel, especially at the lip and handle, as well as a scratch below the handle. Approximately one third of the vessel (lip, neck, handle and left side of almost half the body) is silvery glossy. The rest is glazed.
Technique/Style Black glaze; stamped
Provenance
Period High Classical
Date 450-425
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Three black glaze vases. Left: 35.4.4. Centre: 25.9.3. Right: 34.10.10.
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Oinochoe, side view.
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Oinochoe, side view.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 35.1; Talcott and Spakes, Agora 12, 69,108; Gill 1986, 348,E 154
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 6.9
Diameters Base: 4.1
Handle_height 6.5
Other_dims. Height with handle: 8.7
Location Greece
Edited_by Georgia; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 16.06.2003; 21.04.2004; 09.01.2006
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