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Accession_Number 47.8.1
adlib_title Corinthian kylix; listed as cup in cva
Shape Cup
Shape_description Stemless (of a late type)
Material Terracotta
Fabric Corinthian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 7/4
Decoration Inside is reserved except for picture of Heracles in a black corselet over spotted chiton with flame borders. Club in his right hand and bow and arrow in his left. Originally only red for framing circle inside the black band around rim but much has faded to red that was black. Two handles, one either side have been dipped. Outside are dots around rim with band below. Reserved then to resting surface and inner foot-ring which are red. Base is concave and reserved except for small red circle at center.
Inscriptions
Condition Part of one side missing. Paint faded or fired to red. Picture still clear.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period High Classical
Date 450-425
Dating_details
Artist Sam Wide Group: Sam Wide Painter; Herakles Painter
Attribution The name 'Herakles Painter', for the 'Sam Wide Painter', as suggested by A.N. Stillwell (see Corinth 15.3, 370 n. 1), has not yet been adopted.
Image
2003.15.0006.jpg
2003.15.0006.jpg
Top view of a Corinthian 'Sam Wide' pyxis, depicting Herakles.
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2003.15.0010.jpg
2003.15.0010.jpg
Oblique view, from below, of a Corinthian 'Sam Wide' cup, showing decoration on the side, handles, and base.
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2005.88.0039.jpg
2005.88.0039.jpg

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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 16.5; JHS 69 (1949) 19, figs. 1, 2b; CVA 16.5; LIMC s.v. Herakles 186; Corinth 15.3, 368.5; Amyx 1988, 275.5
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 2.3
Diameters Body 9.4; base 4.3
Handle_height 0.6
Other_dims.
Location Myth and religion
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey; Joana Varela
Date_edited 16.09.2002; 05.04.2004; 11.01.2006; 19.04.2017
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