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Accession_Number 61.6.4
adlib_title Euboean black figure; floral ware skyphos
Shape Skyphos
Shape_description Deep skyphos with thickened round rim, groove just below, straight walls of unusually deep body that narrows, with a sharp cuve at the bottom, to a short concave stem, and a thick disk foot, rounded on the exterior and angled on the interior, with a flat resting surface and a slightly concave underside. Two u-shaped handles, round in cross section, rise from the upper part of the body to the height of the rim.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Euboean
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/6
Decoration Decoration fired medium-dark reddish-brown rather than black, except at the centre of the front. Interior glazed, except for a narrow reserved band at the top. Exterior glazed on rim, exterior of handles, lower part of body, exterior and interior of foot, and thick band around a bull's eye on underside (namely a band around a dot. Body decorated on either side with a tall 5-petalled lotus between two 15-18-petalled palmettes. A single ivy leaf, upright, floats beneath each handle. Beneath the palmettes and ivy leaves are two black bands.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete and intact. Pitted slightly at the back of the body. Surface decoration flaked off on lower part of body and foot at the back White deposits on left handle; white stain over front of body large white (salt?) deposit. One of the handles also has this white deposit and the upper part of the footring.
Technique/Style Black figure; floral ware
Provenance
Period Late Classical / Early Hellenistic
Date 4 c.
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution Ure 1970 explains that this skyphos provides a link between the Group of the Athens Hydria (F) and the Group of the Reading Lekanis (G).
Image
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Front view of an Euboean skyphos, showing tall 5-petaled lotus between two palmettes.
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Front view of an Euboean skyphos, showing tall 5-petaled lotus between two palmettes.
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Top view of a Euboean skyphos, showing interior.
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Top view of a Euboean skyphos, showing the base.
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Top view of a Euboean floral-ware skyphos, showing the interior of the bowl and the tops of the two horizontal handles.
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Bottom view of a Euboean floral-ware skyphos, showing the banded underside.
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Oblique view from above of a Euboean floral-ware skyphos.
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Profile view of the front of a Euboean floral-ware skyphos.
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Profile view of the side of a Euboean floral-ware skyphos.
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Profile view of the back of a Euboean floral-ware skyphos.
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Profile view of the side of a Euboean floral-ware skyphos.
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Top view of a Euboean, black-figure skyphos.
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Oblique bottom view of a Euboean, black-figure skyphos, depicting plants and patterns.
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Oblique top view of a Euboean, black-figure skyphos, depicting plants and patterns.
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Front view of a Euboean, black-figure skyphos, decorated with plants and patterns.
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Side view of a Euboean, black-figure skyphos, depicting plants and patterns.
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Front view of a Euboean, black-figure skyphos, depicting plants and patterns.
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Side view of a Euboean, black-figure skyphos, depicting plants and patterns.
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Comparanda
Bibliography Ure, BSA 65 (1970) 265-56, pl. 69b-d
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 11.6
Diameters Rim 12.0; stem 5.7; base 6.6.
Handle_height 3.0
Other_dims. W. handle 4.1; handle th. 0.5 (min), 1.4 (max.); W. across handles 19.0
Location History - Excavation shed (bottom shelf)
Edited_by Faye Cheesman; Teifi; Amy
Date_edited 09.07.2003; 05.09.2006; 11.08.2011
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