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Accession_Number 50.4.18
adlib_title Metapontine black glaze; ribbed mug
Shape Mug
Shape_description Nearly identical to a lidded mug excavated from the Pantanello Necropolis at Metaponto, published by Maria Elliott, in Carter 1998 2.643, fig. 14.2, 667 M3 (T 128-2): the Pantanello mug, which Elliott describes as an 'odd mug' and probably a local imitation of the late 5 c. Attic double handle mug (667), has a knotted handle which is otherwise similar to ours in contour and thickness. For less close comparanda cf. Morel 1981, type 5345a (citing examples from Capua and environs, e.g. CVA Capua 3, Italia 1312 no. 2: less squat, but similar); these Campanian examples are dated to ca. 300. Convex lip with rounded outturned rim, to which is joined a vertical strap handle, tripartite, with two projections on either side of the rim attachment. The handle loops and reattaches at the top of the bulging, ribbed body (ribbing visible on the interior). Tall angled ring foot, the interior of which has an incised spiral (not visible on exterior).
Material Terracotta
Fabric Metapontine
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/3
Decoration Entirely covered with black glaze. Ribbed body (visible on interior). Incised cross below handle. Incised spiral on interior of base (not visible on exterior).
Inscriptions
Condition Intact except for a small chip on the mouth, and a few on the footring. Glaze on rim worn. Not lustrous. white depositions on the junction of the foot and the body.
Technique/Style Black glaze; ribbed
Provenance Said to be from Pompeii
Period Late Classical
Date 400-375
Dating_details
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Attribution
Image
2003.97.0947.jpg
2003.97.0947.jpg
Right side view of an Apulian black-glazed mug, showing ribbed decoration.
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2003.97.0948.jpg
2003.97.0948.jpg
Left side view of an Apulian black-glazed mug, showing ribbed decoration.
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2003.97.0949.jpg
2003.97.0949.jpg
Top view of an Apulian black-glazed mug, showing the mouth and projections from the top of the handle.
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Bottom view of an Apulian black-glazed mug, showing the base and underside of the body.
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2010.98.0290.jpg
2010.98.0290.jpg
Oblique top view of a black-glazed, Apulian mug, with a ribbed body.
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2010.98.0291.jpg
Front view of a black-glazed, Apulian mug, with a ribbed body.
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2010.98.0292.jpg
Side view of a black-glazed, Apulian mug, with a ribbed body.
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2010.98.0293.jpg
Front view of a black-glazed, Apulian mug, with a ribbed body.
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Side view of a black-glazed, Apulian mug, with a ribbed body.
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Top view of a black-glazed, Apulian mug, with a ribbed body, on its side.
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2010.98.0296.jpg
2010.98.0296.jpg
Bottom view of a black-glazed, Apulian mug, with a ribbed body.
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Beazley_DB
Height 7.2
Diameters Rim 8.4; base 5.2
Handle_height 4.3
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Location Symposium
Edited_by Hannah; Amy; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 14.08.2002; 02.12.2003; 10.01.2006; 01.08.2006
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