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Accession_Number 37.11.6
adlib_title Attic black glaze; ruddled; stamped Bolsal
Shape Bolsal
Shape_description Squat skyphos. Horseshoe-shaped horizontal handles widen outwards attached just below rim; groove; cushiony flaring ring-foot.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description Reddish Yellow clay
Munsell_color 5YR 7/6
Decoration Black glaze except resting surface. Red paint applied. Black dot at the centre surrounded by two black concentric bands. Distance 0,4. The external is wider. Stamped inside with four small palmettes set crosswise.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact; slight chips on rim and footring; much of the glaze flaked off, especially on the exterior; large amounts of white deposit on interior, handles, and exterior. At alrge parts glaze is not lustrous. On one of the handles, glaze is fired light brown.
Technique/Style Black glaze; ruddled; stamped
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 400-350
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.30.0089.jpg
2003.30.0089.jpg
Oblique side view, from slightly below, of an Attic black-glazed skyphos, showing base decoration of concentric circles.
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2003.31.0010.jpg
2003.31.0010.jpg
Top view of an Attic black-glazed skyphos, showing interior decoration of four stamped palmettes.
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2008.10.0005.jpg
2008.10.0005.jpg
Profile drawing of an Attic black-glazed bolsal.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Readng 1, pl. 34.12
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 4.3
Diameters Rim 9.3; with handles 16.6; base 6.1
Handle_height 0.8
Other_dims. Rim width: 0,2
Location Symposium
Edited_by Karen; Kinsey; Teifi; Joana Varela
Date_edited 21.04.2004; 10.01.2006; 31.06.2006; 24.04.2017
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