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Accession_Number 50.10.6
adlib_title Gnathian skyphos
Shape Skyphos
Shape_description Deep bowl; two horizontal handles emerge from just below the rim; vertical walls taper down to small disk foot; concave underside with central convex circle.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Gnathian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/4
Decoration Front: in handle zone, white eggs, with incised line above; then, between pairs of incised lines, wavy white line; below this, row of white dots. Red vine branch with dendant grape-clusters, leaves and tendrils. Incised line all round below. Back: pair of lines of white dots with double incised line in between tapering to single line. Incised line continued from below decoration on side A. Handles and interior black. Bottom portion of body and top of footring red with single black band near top. Side of footring black, underside reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. Large piece rejoined from side A, but doesn't obscure decoration. Some pitting and chipping all over body. Small chip in rim by one of the handles.
Technique/Style
Provenance Perhaps from Canosa
Period Early Hellenistic
Date 300
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.98.0140.jpg
2003.98.0140.jpg
Front view of a Gnathian skyphos, showing main decoration of grape clusters, leaves and tendrils on a vine branch.
2003.98.0141.jpg
2003.98.0141.jpg
Back view of a Gnathian skyphos, showing the body and both of the handles.
2003.98.0142.jpg
2003.98.0142.jpg
Top view of a Gnathian skyphos, showing the interior and both of the handles.
2003.98.0143.jpg
2003.98.0143.jpg
Underside view of a Gnathian skyphos, showing the reserved base.
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2003.98.0144.jpg
Oblique view, from the top, of a Gnathian skyphos, showing part of the design on the body and both of the handles.
2004.07.0006.jpg
2004.07.0006.jpg
Front view of a Gnathian skyphos, showing vine branch decoration.
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Beazley_DB
Height 8.8
Diameters Mouth 6.7; base 3.4
Handle_height 1.0
Other_dims. Diam. incl. handles 11.9
Location Symposium
Edited_by Teifi
Date_edited 11.09.2006
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