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Accession_Number 51.7.7
adlib_title Apulian black glaze; overpainted kantharos
Shape Kantharos
Shape_description Sessile kantharos, traditionally thought to be an imitation of the 'Saint-Valentin' class of ceramics (Beazley 1947, 219), although Robinson 1997 now says that it is derived from a metallic prototype. Quite standard among its class (Xenon Group kantharoi) in shape (and decoration). Rounded outturned rim, below which are attached two vertical strap handles, rejoined at a slight ledge between upper body and lower body; upper body near cylindrical, whereas lower body is a deep bowl; low flaring ring-foot, ridged on the exterior, with concave face on the interior continuously curving through the resting surface.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 2.5YR 6/6
Decoration Black glaze, except for the reserved underside and a rough band on the resting surface. Decoration on both sides in superposed orange, red-washed. Side A: vertical bars, line, detached waves rightward, line, palmettes, line, waves rightward. Side B: vertical bars, line, chevrons leftward, line, simple key leftward, two lines, dotted waves rightward.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete but part of the rim has been repaired and reattached. Areas of colour loss on the piece particularly around side B.
Technique/Style Black glaze; overpainted
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 350-325
Dating_details Ted Robinson (personal correspondence 30.04.04): I would date it a ... bit later than the vase in Andria ..., and probably later than the ones in Monopoli and Warsaw, but contemporary with the rest, which I would place 350-325 BC."
Artist Xenon Group
Attribution Cf. Beazley 1947, 218-19
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Back view of an Apulian kantharos, with geometric designs in superposed colour.
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Right side view of an Apulian kantharos, with geometric designs in superposed colour.
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Front view of an Apulian kantharos, with geometric designs in superposed colour.
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Back view of an Apulian kantharos, with geometric designs in superposed colour.
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Top view of an Apulian kantharos, showing the interior.
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Bottom view of an Apulian kantharos, showing the reserved underside.
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Detail 3/4-view, from the left, of the front of an Apulian kantharos, with geometric designs in superposed colour.
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View of the front of an Apulian kantharos, with geometric designs in superposed colour.
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Left side view an Apulian kantharos, with geometric designs in superposed colour.
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Back view of an Apulian kantharos with geometric designs in superposed colour.
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Top view of an Apulian kantharos with geometric designs in superposed colour.
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Bottom view of an Apulian kantharos with geometric designs in superposed colour.
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Top view of an Apulian kantharos with geometric designs in superposed colour, showing the reserved base.
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View of the front of an Apulian kantharos (upside down) with geometric designs in superposed colour.
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Back view of an Apulian kantharos with geometric designs in superposed colour.
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Detailed view of the back of an Apulian kantharos with geometric designs in superposed colour.
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Detailed view of the back of an Apulian kantharos with geometric designs in superposed colour.
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Left side view of an Apulian kantharos with geometric designs in superposed colour.
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View of the front of an Apulian kantharos with geometric designs in superposed colour.
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Detailed view of the front of an Apulian kantharos with geometric designs in superposed colour.
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Comparanda Cf. CVA Copenhagen 6, pl. 272, especially no. 8 (Copenhagen Chr. VIII.76 [from Bari]); Warsaw 198889: CVA Warsaw 6, pl. 26 (shorter). The decorative motifs on this kantharos are also found on a skyphos in Toronto, ROM 972.272.1 (Hayes 1984, 116 no. 198 [ill.]).
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Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 11.5
Diameters Rim 11.8; base 6.1
Handle_height 6.8
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Location Symposium
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 06.09.2002; 04.12.2003; 10.01.2006
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