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Accession_Number 48.2.1
adlib_title Boeotian black figure; geometricising kantharos
Shape Kantharos
Shape_description Two handles begin half way up the pot and finish above the rim.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 5/6
Decoration The interior is glazed black. There are two zones of decoration. Top (A): water bird, horseman with dog, lion; top (B): lion, horseman, waterbird. Bottom: seven swans, three decorated with incisions, above a ray base. A few rosettes and a dotted rhombus in the field. The base and rim of the foot are reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. The inside is covered in sandy/white deposit, which can also be found in the inside of the handles. The rim shows wear on the glaze and slight flaking. The main zones have small scratches on them, including deep scratches on three of the swans (could be intentional?). There is more deposit around the top of the foot and on the base of it.
Technique/Style Black figure; geometricising
Provenance
Period
Date 550
Dating_details
Artist Geometricising Group
Attribution A.D. Ure, JHS 1929 and 1935
Image
2002.97.0364.jpg
2002.97.0364.jpg
Front view (side A) of a Boeotian black-figure kantharos, depicting a rider on horse, and dog, between a water bird and a lion; swans below.
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2002.97.0365.jpg
2002.97.0365.jpg
Front view (side A) of a Boeotian black-figure kantharos, depicting a rider on horse, and dog, between a water bird and a lion; swans below.
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2002.97.0366.jpg
2002.97.0366.jpg
Back view (side B) of a Boeotian black-figure kantharos, depicting a horseman between a lion and a water bird; swans below.
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2002.97.0367.jpg
2002.97.0367.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian geometricising kantharos, showing the interior and both of the handles.
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2002.97.0368.jpg
2002.97.0368.jpg
Back view (side B) of a Boeotian black-figure kantharos, depicting a horseman between a lion and a water bird; swans below.
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2003.16.0003.jpg
2003.16.0003.jpg
Back view (side B) of a Boeotian black-figure kantharos, depicting a horseman between a lion and a water bird; swans below.
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2003.16.0005.jpg
2003.16.0005.jpg
Front view (side A) of a Boeotian black-figure kantharos, depicting a rider on horse, and dog, between a water bird and a lion; swans below.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 17.1
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 7.4
Diameters Mouth 6.2; foot 3.3
Handle_height 4.6
Other_dims. H. excl. handles 5.9
Location Warfare
Edited_by Georgina; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 06.08.2002; 05.04.2004; 06.01.2006
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