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Accession_Number 49.8.7
adlib_title Attic black figure droop cup
Shape Droop cup
Shape_description Ridge between shallow bowl and outurned rim; two cylindrical handles curve upwards from just below ridge; hole in base where stem was
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/6
Decoration Inside is black with a reserved ring in centre (around hole) and a reserved band on the junction of the offset rim with the body. Rim is black outside and there is a moulded, reserved ridge above handles on the junction of the rim with the body. Two handles, one on each side are black on top and reserved underneath. Below the shoudler ridge is a band of lotus buds with dots all joined by a chain below, black band, band of eight inverted birds (cockerels and hens (?) one smudged) with a dot rosette. The figure zone is framed by thinly painted brown lines, two on each end. Black band follows and three thin brown lines which encircle the black rays rising out from the root of the stem.
Inscriptions
Condition Incomplete. Stem and foot missing leaving a hole in the centre of the cup. Deposits on rim, handles and inside. Glaze remains shiny on exterior surface, although flaking on large part of the rim and the handles. Thinly applied on the rim and fired red. Part of the black paint of the decoration fired red. Black paint smudge partly covering a bird on main band. Scratches on the top of the rim and handles.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period High Archaic
Date 550-525
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.95.0096.jpg
2003.95.0096.jpg
Bottom view of an (upside down) Attic black-figure 'Droop cup' (kylox), showing underside decoration.
2003.95.0097.jpg
2003.95.0097.jpg
Oblique view, from slightly above, of an Attic black-figure 'Droop cup' (kylix), showing missing stem and foot.
2003.95.0098.jpg
2003.95.0098.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-figure 'Droop cup' (kylix), showing upcurving handles and reserved band between body and side.
2003.95.0099.jpg
2003.95.0099.jpg
Top view of an Attic black-figure 'Droop cup' (kylix), showing missing stem and foot and black-glazed interior.
2004.03.0001.jpg
2004.03.0001.jpg
Front view of an Attic droop cup, showing exterior decoration and the hole where the missing stem and foot would have been attached.
2008.10.0023.jpg
2008.10.0023.jpg
Profile drawing of an Attic Droop cup.
Comparanda
Bibliography P.N. Ure, Studies D.M. Robinson II, p.52, pl. 14C.
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 6.6
Diameters 21.2
Handle_height 4.3
Other_dims. L. handle to handle 29.0
Location Timeline 2c bottom
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 06.09.2002; 17.01.2006; 15.08.2006
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