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Accession_Number 48.5.1
adlib_title Corinthian kothon
Shape Kothon
Shape_description Three knuckle-bone shaped handles with holes for suspension(?)Small ring foot.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Corinthian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 8/3
Decoration Inside: Central part reserved and decorated with black band in the centre surrounded by three black concertic bands. The rest is black, superimposed with two red and white bands. The top of the rim is decorated with a band of two rows of dots framed by thin black bands. The incurving rim is decorated with back and red thin bands. A: Swan facing to the left with spread wings. Incised rosettes and dots in field. B: bird (owl?) facing to the right goat to the left coloured partly in red; Incised rosettes in the field C: Bird (goose?)partly coloured purple and facing grazing goat(?) to the left but very faded. Below, broad black band with superimposed white-red-white at top and bottom. Triangular rays on a black baseline extend from the base. Narrow black band around middle of foot. Black band with superimposed white on inside of footring. On base, two black bands and a central dot. Exterior and interior of ring foot black
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. Pattern inside remains clear but some of the main pictures have faded badly (especially C). No significant damage to rims or handles.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period Early Corinthian / Middle Corinthian
Date 600
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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2002.97.0068.JPG
Side view of Corinthian kothon, showing swan facing leftwards with outspread wings.
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2002.97.0069.JPG
Top view of a Corinthian kothon, showing design around the mouth and interior.
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Side view of a Corinthian kothon, showing part of the animal pattern on the body.
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Side view of a Corinthian kothon, showing part of the body and the handles.
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Top view of a Corinthian kothon, showing design around the mouth and the interior.
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2003.97.0238.jpg
Underside view of a Corinthian kothon, showing the design on the base.
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Oblique view of a Corinthian kothon, with three knucklebone-shaped handles.
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Side view of a Corinthian kothon, with three knucklebone-shaped handles, showing a swan.
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Side view of a Corinthian kothon, with three knucklebone-shaped handles.
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Side view of a Corinthian kothon, with three knucklebone-shaped handles, showing animals.
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Underside of a Corinthian kothon, with three knucklebone-shaped handles, showing pattern detail.
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Interior view of a Corinthian kothon, with three knucklebone-shaped handles.
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Interior view of a Corinthian kothon, with three knucklebone-shaped handles.
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Beazley_DB
Height 4.5
Diameters Body 14; base 7.5
Handle_height 2.6
Other_dims.
Location Household
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 22.07.2002; 09.01.2006; 02.08.2006
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