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Accession_Number 47.7.1
adlib_title Attic black glaze bolsal
Shape Bolsal
Shape_description Rounded rim, slightly outturned, below which are attached two horizontal round handles, u-shaped, slightly curving upwards; vertical wall curving into shallow bowl, on a broad, flaring ring foot with a convex underside.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 2.5YR 6/6
Decoration Black gloss covering the entire surface except for the underside. On reserved underside, added red paint, a central black dot surrounded by a concentric broad, then thin band.
Inscriptions
Condition Rivetted and mended with black sealing wax (according to P.N. Ure). Some gloss worn off handles. Small chips to rim and to foot ring. Gloss worn on handles. Scratches on the body.
Technique/Style Black glaze
Provenance From Poli, Cyprus
Period Late Classical
Date 400-350
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.97.0536.jpg
2003.97.0536.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-glazed bolsal, showing the mended handles and exterior.
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2003.97.0537.jpg
2003.97.0537.jpg
Back view of an Attic black-glazed bolsal, showing the riveted exterior and part of the greenish interior.
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2003.97.0538.jpg
2003.97.0538.jpg
Top view of an Attic black-glazed bolsal, showing the interior.
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2003.97.0539.jpg
2003.97.0539.jpg
Bottom view of an Attic black-glazed bolsal, showing the underside decorated with a dot and bands.
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2008.10.0018.jpg
2008.10.0018.jpg
Profile drawing of an Attic black-glazed bolsal.
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2010.98.0262.jpg
2010.98.0262.jpg
Top view of an Attic black-glazed bolsal, showing the interior.
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2010.98.0263.jpg
2010.98.0263.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-glazed bolsal, showing the mended handles and exterior.
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2010.98.0264.jpg
2010.98.0264.jpg
Left side view of an Attic black-glazed bolsal, showing the mended handle.
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2010.98.0265.jpg
2010.98.0265.jpg
Back view of an Attic black-glazed bolsal, showing the mended handles and exterior.
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2010.98.0266.jpg
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Right view of an Attic black-glazed bolsal, showing the handle.
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Over head view of an Attic black-glazed bolsal, showing the mended handles and the interior.
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2010.98.0268.jpg
View of the base of an Attic black-glazed bolsal, showing the mended handles.
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Comparanda Note that at least one bolsal has now been found in Athens: L. Parlama and N.C. Stampolidis, eds., The City beneath the City. Antiquities from the Metropolitan Railway Excavations (Athens 2000) nos. 211-12 (ill.).
Bibliography Gill 1984, 106, fig. 4
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 4.7
Diameters Rim 10.4; base 6.9
Handle_height 1.5
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Location History grave
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 22.08.2002; 04.12.2003; 18.01.2006; 04.09.2006
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