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Accession_Number 37.11.5
adlib_title Attic black glaze, stamped bolsal
Shape Bolsal
Shape_description Straight sided, fairly deep, rimless bowl; two horseshoe-shaped horizontal handles attached just below the thin rim; thin groove before base. Flaring ring foot.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/6
Decoration Black gloss covers the entire vessel, except for the underside of the foot. The gloss is not lustrous and on the exterior towards the foot is fired brownish. Inside the bottom of bowl, a brownish band caused by foot of another vase fired within it in the kiln. Inside is stamped design of four palmettes outside two concentric circles with an egg and dot pattern attached to the second one. Red paint is applied on the underside of the foot. It is decorated with a wide black band and a black dot at the centre. Between them, two thin concentric circles of almost invisible thinned glaze.
Inscriptions
Condition Handle has been repaired; rim chipped; Gloss flaked off at places on the body, handles and the resting surface; small crack in centre of underside. Intact but assembled from 2 pieces. One handle, part of rim and body assembled.
Technique/Style Black glaze, Stamped
Provenance
Period High Classical
Date 425-400
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.30.0086.jpg
2003.30.0086.jpg
Oblique view, from slightly below, of an Attic black-glazed bolsal, showing decorated underside.
2003.97.0554.jpg
2003.97.0554.jpg
Side view of an Attic black-glaze bolsal, showing the body and both handles.
2003.97.0555.jpg
2003.97.0555.jpg
Side view of an Attic black-glaze bolsal, showing the body and both handles.
2003.97.0556.jpg
2003.97.0556.jpg
Top view of an Attic black-glaze bolsal, showing the inside.
2003.97.0557.jpg
2003.97.0557.jpg
Bottom view of an Attic black-glaze bolsal, showing the underside decorated with a concentric circle.
2003.97.0665.jpg
2003.97.0665.jpg
Top view of Attic black-glaze bolsal, showing the inside of the mouth.
2008.10.0004.jpg
2008.10.0004.jpg
Profile drawing of an Attic black-glazed bolsal.
Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 34.11, 35.13; Gill 1986, 399, L39, pl. 161 (drawing of interior decoration)
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 5.6
Diameters Mouth 11.2; foot 7.3
Handle_height 0.7
Other_dims. Rime width: 0,2
Location Symposium
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Amy; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 22.08.2002; 21.04.2004; 18.01.2005; 10.01.2006; 31.07.2006
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