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Accession_Number 51.4.5
adlib_title Boeotian imitation of corinthian; reminiscent of so-called kylix style. alabastron
Shape Alabastron
Shape_description Sack-like body with narrow mouth (missing, as is handle), broadening with slightly convex sides, and rounding gently to a flat base.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/4
Decoration Decoration in black and purplish-brown over a pale slip, with incised decoration on the back. At the top of the body is a broad band between two pairs of narrow bands. Above this is some evidence of a frieze of vertical bars. Below is a figural frieze, decorated at front with a geometricising bird flying profile to the right, holding a wavy line in his beak. He is surrounded by two crosses and two clusters of 8 dots (rudimentary rosettes) in the field. A floral decoration at the back is comprised of four interlocking palmettes, with purplish-brown petals and brownish-black hearts separated by incisions, with tendrils terminating in volutes emanating from either side of each sideways palmette. The lower part of the body is decorated with a thick black band between a pair of thin bands, above, and a thin band, below.
Inscriptions
Condition Comprised of 13 or more fragments, rejoined, missing mouth,neck, and some parts of body. Surface scratched, with pitting and yellowish-grey deposits throughout.
Technique/Style Imitation of Corinthian; reminiscent of so-called kylix style.
Provenance
Period High Archaic / Late Archaic
Date 6 c.
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Image
2002.97.0358.jpg
2002.97.0358.jpg
Back view of a Boeotian alabastron, showing the palmette - lotus cross on the body.
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2002.97.0359.jpg
2002.97.0359.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian alabastron, showing the missing mouth.
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2002.97.0360.jpg
2002.97.0360.jpg
Bottom view of a Boeotian alabastron, showing the base decorated with two concentric circles.
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2002.97.0361.jpg
2002.97.0361.jpg
Right side view of a Boeotian alabastron, showing the pattern on the body.
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2004.06.0003.jpg
2004.06.0003.jpg
Back view of a Boeotian alabastron, showing four palmettes.
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2004.06.0004.jpg
2004.06.0004.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian alabastron, showing a bird flying to the right.
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2004.06.0005.jpg
2004.06.0005.jpg
Back view of a Boeotian alabastron, showing four palmettes.
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2007.01.0014.jpg
2007.01.0014.jpg
Side/back view of a Boeotian alabastron, showing four palmettes.
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2007.01.0068.jpg
2007.01.0068.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian alabastron, showing a bird flying to the right.
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Height 16.4
Diameters 9.9 (max.)
Handle_height
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Location Timeline 2b bottom
Edited_by Georgina; Kinsey; Teifi; Amy
Date_edited 09.08.02; 20.01.2006; 18.08.2006; 11.08.2011
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