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Accession_Number 51.1.4
adlib_title Boeotian black figure; cutting marks on the resting surface. plate
Shape Plate
Shape_description Slightly everted lip with rounded rim, on a deep plate that is convex at the upper part and then curves, with a near carination to become concave in the lower part, on a flat base that is beveled on the outer part. A single suspension hole is on the lip.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/4
Decoration Exterior reserved. Interior glazed black except for a reserved band below the rim, and a figural tondo, decorated with a black silhouette siren, profile to right, with rows of black dots surrounding her wings and emerging behind her right leg. The figural design is surrounded by a band of vertical bars enclosed by two horizontal rings.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact and complete. Surface slightly scratched, especially around rim and on the siren's left wing, with some yellowish-white deposits above the siren. Small scratches over surface, especially around the rim, with adhesive on the underside.
Technique/Style Black figure; cutting marks on the resting surface.
Provenance
Period High Archaic / Late Archaic
Date 525-500
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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2002.97.0227.jpg
Oblique view, from slightly above, of a Boeotian plate, showing rim and interior decoration.
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2002.97.0228.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian plate, showing the rim decoration and the siren figure inside the plate.
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2002.97.0229.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian plate, showing the reserved base.
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2004.02.0008.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian plate, showing the rim decoration and the siren figure inside the plate.
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2004.02.0009.jpg
Side view of a Boeotian plate, showing profile.
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2004.02.0010.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian plate, on its edge, showing rim decoration and siren figure inside the plate.
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2005.88.0073.jpg

Comparanda
Bibliography Ure, BICS 6 (1959) p.3, pl.III fig.5 a,b; Jones 1987, 633, table 8.2
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 3.1
Diameters Rim 13.9; base 5.2 (max.), 3.8 (min.)
Handle_height
Other_dims.
Location Myth and religion
Edited_by Georgina; Kinsey; Teifi; Amy
Date_edited 15/07/02; 11.01.2006; 02.08.2006; 11.08.2011
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