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Accession_Number 47.2.4
adlib_title Attic black glaze; stamped cup
Shape Cup
Shape_description Rheneia cup: stemless cup with riddled handles of ellipsoid cross-section that curve upwards and ring-shaped base.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/6
Decoration The vessel's tondo is ornated with impressed (stamped) decoration, of thirteen ellipsoid motives (eggs, some not fully formed) that seem to be hanging from an impressed circle, on whose border rest thirteen palmettes (voluted with narrow divisions) on stalks. There is a reserved, but glazed line at the lowest part of the body and the concave area of the base is reserved, but glazed, apart from two, concentric, reddish brown lines with a dot in the centre.
Inscriptions
Condition Part of the rim and upper body has been chipped off. The one of the handles has been rejoined to the body and so is the one of the two springs of the other handle. The rest of the second handle is missing. The gloss is greenish and streaky at some areas. There are deposits, especially on the area above the foot and on the base. Some remains of adhesives? at the one handle.
Technique/Style Black glaze; stamped
Provenance Said to be from an old tomb in Cyprus (Polis?); cf. JHS 1890.
Period High Classical
Date 425-400
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2009.07.0001.jpg
2009.07.0001.jpg
Profile drawing of a Attic black glazed cup.
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2010.99.0172.jpg
2010.99.0172.jpg
Oblique view from above of a Attic black glazed cup, showing the missing part of rim and upper body, the two handles, one of them broken, and interior.
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2010.99.0173.jpg
2010.99.0173.jpg
Front view of attic black glazed cup, showing the missing part of rim and upper body and two handles, the left one is broken.
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2010.99.0174.jpg
2010.99.0174.jpg
Side view of attic black glazed cup, showing handles.
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2010.99.0175.jpg
Back view of attic black glazed cup, showing two handles, the right one is broken.
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2010.99.0176.jpg
2010.99.0176.jpg
Side view of attic black glazed cup, showing the broken handle.
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2010.99.0177.jpg
2010.99.0177.jpg
Oblique view from above of attic black glazed cup, showing the missing part of rim and upper body and two handles, one of them is broken.
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2010.99.0178.jpg
Bottom view of attic black glazed cup, showing the showing the base and original colour of the terracotta.
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Top view of attic black glazed cup, showing two handles, the right one is broken and stamped decoration in tondo.
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2010.99.0180.jpg
2010.99.0180.jpg
Detailed view of attic black glazed cup, showing stamped decoration: thirteen ellipsoid motives are hanging from an impressed circle, on whose border rest thirteen palmettes on stalks.
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Comparanda
Bibliography Gill 1986, 384, J91, pl. 54
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 2.6
Diameters Rim 12.5; base 5.4
Handle_height 2.3
Other_dims.
Location Symposium
Edited_by Georgia; Kinsey
Date_edited 12.06.2003; 10.01.2006
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