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Accession_Number 62.5.1
adlib_title Mycenaean light ground cup
Shape Cup
Shape_description FS (='Furumark shape') 220. Shallow cup with flaring rounded rim, one vertical round handle, slightly concave sides that taper sharply below the handle to a raised base that is slightly concave on the underside.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Mycenaean
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 8/4
Decoration Decoration is dark (brownish-black fading to red) on a light ground. The interior is decorated with bands around the rim and in the bowl (with an ill-made join). The exterior is decorated with a band around the rim, brown fading to red on the exterior of the handle, and another band where the cup tapers to the base, beneath which six narrow bands in dilute glaze are evenly spaced to the foot, the exterior of which is red.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. Small deposits inside and some flaking of paint. Small chips in rim. Black has faded to red in places.
Technique/Style Light ground
Provenance
Period Late Helladic IIIB1
Date 1300-1230
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.67.0002.jpg
2003.67.0002.jpg
Oblique bottom view of a Mycenaean one-handled cup, showing concentric circles and bands on the exterior.
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2003.67.0003.jpg
2003.67.0003.jpg
Top view of a Mycenaean one-handled cup, showing concentric circle and band on the interior.
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2003.67.0004.jpg
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Oblique view (from slightly below) of the right side of a Mycenaean one-handled cup, showing concentric circles and bands on the exterior.
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2003.67.0006.jpg
2003.67.0006.jpg
Right side view of a Mycenaean one-handled cup, showing concentric circles and bands on the exterior.
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2003.94.0035.jpg
2003.94.0035.jpg
Top view of a Mycenaean one-handled cup, showing decoration on the interior.
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2003.94.0036.jpg
2003.94.0036.jpg
Bottom view of a Mycenaean one-handled cup, showing decoration on the exterior and the reserved base.
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2003.94.0037.jpg
2003.94.0037.jpg
Right side view of a Mycenaean one-handled cup, upside down, showing decoration on the exterior.
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2003.94.0038.jpg
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Left side view of a Mycenaean one-handled cup, upside down, showing decoration on the exterior.
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2003.94.0039.jpg
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Left side view of a Mycenaean one-handled cup, showing decoration on the exterior.
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2003.94.0040.jpg
2003.94.0040.jpg
Oblique view of the left side of a Mycenaean one-handled cup, showing the handle and interior decoration.
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Comparanda
Bibliography Ure 1963, 56 no. 1, fig. 1
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 4.4
Diameters Rim 12.5; base 3.2
Handle_height 2.9
Other_dims.
Location Timeline 1 top
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 16.09.2002; 10.10.2003; 16.01.2006; 14.08.2006
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