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Accession_Number 47.6.3
adlib_title West Slope Ware black glaze; incised; added white kantharos
Shape Kantharos
Shape_description
Material Terracotta
Fabric West Slope Ware
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/7
Decoration Dull brownish-black glaze all over. Ribbed handles with bearded masks instead of spurs, handles divided in two between mask and body. In handle zone, incised band of tendrils on straight stalk. White dots (v. worn) above and below. Round top of lower band some evidence of what was a wavy pattern. Lower band black as is base and the rest of the vessel.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete and intact. Small chip on base. Surface scratched slightly and worn.
Technique/Style Black glaze; incised; added white
Provenance From Egypt
Period Hellenistic
Date 3 c.
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.97.0647.jpg
2002.97.0647.jpg
Side view of a West Slope Ware kantharos.
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2002.97.0648.jpg
2002.97.0648.jpg
Top view of a West Slope Ware kantharos, looking into bowl, showing handles with relief face on the top of each of them.
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2002.97.0649.jpg
2002.97.0649.jpg
Detailed view of one handle of a West Slope Ware kantharos, showing a male head in relief on top.
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2002.97.0650.jpg
2002.97.0650.jpg
View of a West Slope Ware kantharos laying on its side, from below, showing small base, most of body and handles.
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2003.36.0004.jpg
2003.36.0004.jpg
Front view of a West Slope Ware kantharos decorated with vegetal wreath, and two masks on the handles.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 40.2; T.B.L. Webster, Monuments of Old and Middle Comedy, BICS Supplement 1960 (Handle masks); T.B.L. Webster, Monuments Illustrating Old and Middle Comedy3 (rev. J.R. Green). BICS 39 (1978) UV 1
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Beazley_DB
Height 9.0
Diameters Mouth 9.0; base 4.2
Handle_height 3.7
Other_dims.
Location Timeline 3 top
Edited_by Faye; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 09.07.2003; 21.04.2004; 16.01.2006
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