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Accession_Number 58.2.4
adlib_title Cypriote white slip i ware tankard
Shape Tankard
Shape_description Wide rim with bevelled lip. Long wide neck leading to a short and rounded body, base protrudes from body but has been damaged (during firing process ?). The handle attaches to the top of the body and then again at the join of the rim and the neck. There is a fork shaped spur which follows the curve of the handle and rim and then continues above the main body of the jug.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Cypriote
Fabric_description White Slip I Ware
Munsell_color 10YR 5/1
Decoration The lip of the jug is decorated with black lines compartmentalising the area; within every other compartment there is a design of lines of black dots. This design is carried on part way into the interior of the vase and onto the spur. The underneath of the rim is delineated with a black line. The neck is decorated with three compartments of decoration of unequal size. The compartments are divided by two black lines which enclose crosses surrounded by diamonds. Within two of the compartments there is decoration consisting of lines of vertical dots hemmed in by horizontal lines on either side; underneath are crosses with dots in each section and above is a mixture of crosshatching, lines and dots. The third section is undecorated apart from six groups of three diagonal lines, which form a vertical stripe of decoration under the handle. The body has decoration of long and short double lines containing cross-hatching reaching for the base (within the gaps there is a cross with dots in each section), below two such lines enclosing a string of continuous horizontal diamonds. The base is decorated on both faces with lines and circles. The handle is also decorated with black lines.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact apart from a section of the spur which seems to have broken off. There is a deep crack on the inner side of the handle at the bottom. Also a dent in the body by the base of the handle, and the base is misshapen, both of which may have been done before firing (?). In a few areas the paint has been worn, and there are minor chips.
Technique/Style White Slip I Ware
Provenance
Period Late Cypriote I
Date 1650-1475
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Top view of a Cypriot white slip I ware tankard, showing decoration on rim, spur, and interior.
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Top view of a Cypriot white slip I ware tankard, showing decoration on rim, spur, and interior.
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Detail view of a Cypriot white slip I ware tankard, showing decoration on the inside of the spur and ajoining part of the rim.
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Front view of a Cypriot white slip I ware tankard, showing decoration on body.
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Right side view of a Cypriot white slip I ware tankard, showing decoration on body and handle with spur at the top.
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Back view of a Cypriot white slip I ware tankard, showing linear decoration on handle and spur.
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Left side view of a Cypriot white slip I ware tankard, showing decoration on body.
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Bottom view of an (upside down) Cypriot white slip I ware tankard, showing base decoration of circles and lines.
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Bottom view of an (upside down) Cypriot white slip I ware tankard, showing base decoration of circles and lines.
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Right side view of Cypriot white slip I ware tankard (58.2.4 at left) and a fragment of a similar tankard (right).
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Right side view of a Cypriot white slip I ware tankard, showing decoration on body and handle with spur at top.
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Oblique left side view of a Cypriot white slip I ware tankard.
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Left side view of a Cypriot white slip I ware tankard, showing decoration on body and handle with spur at top.
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Front view of a Cypriot white slip I ware tankard.
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Right side view of a Cypriot white slip I ware tankard, showing decoration on body and handle with spur at top.
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Back view of a Cypriot white slip I ware tankard.
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View of the mouth of a Cypriot white slip I ware tankard.
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View of the base of a Cypriot white slip I ware tankard.
Comparanda
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Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 23.2
Diameters Rim 12.7; body 13.61; base 8.0
Handle_height 13.1
Other_dims. H. incl. spur 26.7H. of handle incl. spur 18.0
Location Timeline 1d bottom
Edited_by Jessica; Alexandra; Nichola; Laura; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 30.06.2003; 29.07.2004; 24.11.2004; 17.01.2006; 15.08.2006
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