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Accession_Number 44.6.1
adlib_title East Greek or Corinthian kothon
Shape Kothon
Shape_description Donut shaped body; rim turns in gradually; the remains of a ribbon handle protrude from one side of the rim; diagonal footring.
Material Terracotta
Fabric East Greek or Corinthian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/4
Decoration Clay and surface of vase ferruginous buff, black glaze fired in parts to a pale orange brown. Inside is black with traces of red bands and there are red bands on the inner rim. The upper surface has circular patterns of dots (lotuses?) alternating with vertical rows of dots. Below these and above the handle are three bands, red between two black. Below handles are two bands and another around foot. Three bands on base with central dot.
Inscriptions
Condition Handle missing. Intact and clear pattern remains.
Technique/Style
Provenance Lipari islands
Period
Date
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.97.0070.JPG
2002.97.0070.JPG
Left side view of a Corinthian kothon, showing the broken ribbon handle and band decoration on the side.
2002.97.0071.JPG
2002.97.0071.JPG
Top view of a Corinthian kothon, showing the circles and vertical lines of dots on the mouth.
2003.35.0002.jpg
2003.35.0002.jpg
Right side view of an (upside down) Corinthian kothon, showing a series of dots alternating between rosettes and lines.
2003.35.0091.jpg
2003.35.0091.jpg
Bottom view of a Corinthian kothon, showing the band decoration on the underside and base.
Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 39.1
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 7.2
Diameters Body 15.5; base 11.9
Handle_height 2.2
Other_dims.
Location 5.2.1
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Teifi; Joana Varela
Date_edited 22.07.2002; 21.04.2004; 01.09.2006; 05.04.2017
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