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Accession_Number 48.12.2
adlib_title Mycenaean bowl
Shape Bowl
Shape_description Deep bowl (corresponds to FS [='Furumark Shape'] 285). The shape seems somewhat less deep than most published deep bowls. The best comparison to be found is in Mountjoy 1999, 1.189 Argolid no. 447, from Asine, House I, room 46. Bowl of pinkish fabric with flaring lipless rim, concave sides, tapering in lower part to a high ring base (is it conical?). Two horizontal round handles are attached to the side walls.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Mycenaean
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 7/4
Decoration Black decoration. Interior: uneven band round rim; ring in base with ill-made join. Exterior: uneven band at rim; beneath it is a wavy line (decoration ceases temporarily above handles); paint thinner in places. Black band where the body tapers to the base, and another band around the foot. Base reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete, small chip on rim by one handle, small chip in opposite handle, barely noticeable. Paint slightly worn and scratched in places (not affecting decoration). Interior blotchy, as if water had been spilt while material still wet.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period Late Helladic IIIC late
Date 1090-1060
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.92.0006.jpg
2003.92.0006.jpg
Back view of a Mycenaean deep bowl, showing wavy line and band decoration on body.
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2003.92.0007.jpg
2003.92.0007.jpg
Oblique back view of a Mycenaean deep bowl, showing wavy line decoration on exterior, and uneven line on interior of rim.
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2003.92.0008.jpg
2003.92.0008.jpg
Bottom view of a Mycenaean deep bowl, showing reserved base.
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2003.92.0074.jpg
2003.92.0074.jpg
Detail of a Mycenaean deep bowl, showing one handle and interior decoration consisting of two uneven concentric black circles.
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2003.92.0075.jpg
2003.92.0075.jpg
Detail of a Mycenaean deep bowl, showing one handle and interior decoration consisting of two uneven concentric black circles.
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2003.92.0076.jpg
2003.92.0076.jpg
Front view of a Mycenaean deep bowl, showing handles and wavy line and band decoration on body.
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2003.98.0126.jpg
2003.98.0126.jpg
Side view of a Mycenaean deep bowl, showing the pattern on the body and one of the handles.
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2003.98.0127.jpg
2003.98.0127.jpg
Side view of a Mycenaean deep bowl, showing the pattern on the body and one of the handles.
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2004.12.0095.jpg
2004.12.0095.jpg
Front view of a Mycenaean deep bowl, showing wavy line and band decoration on body and handles.
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Beazley_DB
Height 76.8
Diameters Rim 10.8; base 5.0
Handle_height 2.9
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Location Timeline 1c bottom
Edited_by Jessica; Amy; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 13.06.2003; 03.10.03; 17.01.2006; 15.08.2006
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