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Accession_Number 56.8.5
adlib_title Attic black figure amphora lid
Shape Amphora lid
Shape_description Conical, almost acorn shaped knob sits on rounded ring; lid curves down to a ridge; broad, flat edge
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/6
Decoration Black pointed knob with moulded purple ridge at base, in centre of lid. Three black bands, tongues alternating black and purple, three bands, broad black band with superimposed purple line on each edge, three black lines and then a ridge. The rim is lower after ridge and has a chain of interlaced black lotus buds with dots between each one. Underside is reserved with a rim for top to sit in lid. Centre is concave with a hole in the middle below knob handle.
Inscriptions
Condition Piece broken off rim and one or two chips from edge. Small chip on the top of the knob. Decoration is excellent condition. Handle appears to have been reattached. Browny-black deposit (?) in rough circle on underside beneath knob handle. Gloss of good quality, still lustrous.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period High Archaic / Late Archaic
Date 525-500
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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2003.92.0216.jpg
Bottom view of an Attic black-figure amphora lid, showing the reserved interior.
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2003.92.0217.jpg
Top view of an Attic black-figure amphora lid, showing the concentric band and lotus bud decoration.
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2003.92.0218.jpg
Side view of an Attic black-figure amphora lid, showing conical, almost acorn shaped knob.
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2003.92.0219.jpg
Side view of an Attic black-figure amphora lid, showing conical, almost acorn shaped knob.
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2003.97.0754.jpg
Side view of an Attic black-figure amphora lid, showing the broken edge and the acorn shaped knob.
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2003.97.0755.jpg
Side view of an Attic black-figure amphora lid, showing the acorn shaped knob.
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2003.97.0756.jpg
Bottom view of an Attic black-figure amphora lid, showing the broken edge and the reserved interior.
Attic black-figure amphora lid; oblique view from above.
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2003.99.0017.jpg
Oblique view from above of an Attic black-figure amphora lid, showing the decoration and broken edge.
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Height 6.0
Diameters 16.2
Handle_height 3.0
Other_dims.
Location Timeline 2c bottom
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 04.09.2002; 17.01.2006; 15.08.2006
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