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Accession_Number 68.12.2
adlib_title Boeotian floral ware lid
Shape Lid
Shape_description Short cylindrical knob, flat-topped and double-recessed in centre. The short concave stem connects the cylinder to the short domed lid, in a continuous curve. Beyond a gouge the outer 1.8 cm of the lid becomes slightly concave and after two ridges terminates in a slightly rounded edge.The underside is hollowed just below the knob, and has a short flange intended to sits inside the rim of the pyxis to which it would have belonged.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/6
Decoration Decorated with streaky black glaze, which becomes dark red in placces. Knob black glazed on exterior of two recesses, side, and underside, as well as stem and inner part of domed top. Beyond this a frieze of 9-leaf palmettes alternating with water birds, profile to the left, with intervening spots between palmettes and swan. This frieze is surrounded by a band of vertical bars between two glazed bands. The underside is reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact and complete except for two chips on the rim. The top of the knob has a crack across the middle, leading to a hole in the deeper recess. The surface is worn, with cracks to the glaze surrounding the attachment of the knob and white deposits throughout the decoration. Yellow deposits on the underside of the lid, just outside the flange.
Technique/Style Floral ware
Provenance From Greece
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Image
2002.97.0272.jpg
2002.97.0272.jpg
Oblique view, from above, of floral ware lid, showing palmette and bird decoration.
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2002.97.0273.jpg
2002.97.0273.jpg
Top view of floral ware lid, showing palmette and bird decoration.
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2002.97.0274.jpg
2002.97.0274.jpg
Top view of floral ware lid, upside down, showing reserved underside.
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2002.97.0275.jpg
2002.97.0275.jpg
Side view of a floral ware lid resting on its knob, showing black/red streaky stem and reserved underside.
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2008.99.0639.jpg
2008.99.0639.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian floral ware pyxis lid, decorated with swans and palmettes.
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2008.99.0640.jpg
2008.99.0640.jpg
Bottom view of a Boeotian floral ware pyxis lid.
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2008.99.0641.jpg
2008.99.0641.jpg
Oblique top view of a Boeotian floral ware pyxis lid, decorated with swans and palmettes.
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2008.99.0642.jpg
2008.99.0642.jpg
Profile view of a Boeotian floral ware pyxis lid, decorated with swans and palmettes.
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2008.99.0643.jpg
2008.99.0643.jpg
Profile view of a Boeotian floral ware pyxis lid, decorated with swans and palmettes.
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2008.99.0644.jpg
2008.99.0644.jpg
Profile view of a Boeotian floral ware pyxis lid, decorated with swans and palmettes.
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2008.99.0645.jpg
2008.99.0645.jpg
Profile view of a Boeotian floral ware pyxis lid, decorated with swans and palmettes.
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2008.99.0646.jpg
2008.99.0646.jpg
Profile view of a Boeotian floral ware pyxis lid, decorated with swans and palmettes.
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2008.99.0647.jpg
2008.99.0647.jpg
Profile view of a Boeotian floral ware pyxis lid, decorated with swans and palmettes.
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Beazley_DB
Height 6.0
Diameters Knob 4.6; lid 12.8; flange 10.9 (ext.) and 10.1 (int.)
Handle_height 3.1 (incl. stem)
Other_dims. H. knob 0.6; H. flange 0.6
Location Timeline 3 top
Edited_by Georgina; Kinsey; Teifi; Amy
Date_edited 02.08.2002; 16.01.2006; 16.08.2006; 10.08.2011
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