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Accession_Number 45.6.12
adlib_title Attic black figure skyphos
Shape Skyphos
Shape_description Miniature. Handle bends outwards, like lekane-handle and a protrusion each side.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/4
Decoration Inside has black bands and a central black dot. Outside has a rim with dotted rosettes in handle zone. Black band above main design of 9 inverted swans with red bodies and black necks. Groups of dashes in the field. Black band below design with vertical rays to foot. Foot is black on top, reserved on resting surface, black badn and reserved centre, which is convex.
Inscriptions
Condition One handle missing. Thick white deposits inside on one side and around surviving handle. Chips to foot.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period High Archaic
Date 550
Dating_details
Artist Swan Group
Attribution Ure
Image
2003.10.0008.jpg
2003.10.0008.jpg
Oblique view of an Attic black-figure skyphos, depicting swans.
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2003.97.0736.jpg
2003.97.0736.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-figure skyphos, depicting swans.
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2003.97.0737.jpg
2003.97.0737.jpg
Back view of an Attic black-figure skyphos, depicting swans.
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2003.97.0738.jpg
2003.97.0738.jpg
Top view of an Attic black-figure skyphos, showing the interior and remaining handle.
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2003.97.0739.jpg
2003.97.0739.jpg
Bottom view of an Attic black-figure skyphos, showing the bae.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 10.10; ABV 714.21bis
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 306977
Height 2.8
Diameters Rim 3.7; base 2.2
Handle_height 0.3
Other_dims.
Location Timeline 2 top
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 29.08.2002; 05.04.2004; 16.01.2006
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