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Accession_Number 69.7.1
adlib_title Attic plastic; polychrome; incised foot aryballos
Shape Foot aryballos
Shape_description Foot-shaped aryballos; Dohan Morrow's Group II, 'network sandals' (Dohan Morrow 1985, 6-9) or Ducat's type B foot-shaped vases (Ducat 1966, 182-84).Foot-shaped aryballos with a broad rim, short vertical strap handle, squared, offset neck; the body of the vase in the shape of a left foot, including ankle, with relief decoration that gives the effect of a sandal enclosing it, and a flat, reserved base.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/8
Decoration The inside of the mouth is black and the aperture is marked by a thin, black line. The lip is decorated with black tongues, with intervening white dots. There is also a zig-zag band on the vertical surface of the rim. The neck is black. The back of the handle is decorated with a voluted palmette (incised) with tongues (black and reddish) on the top. From the ankle, just below the neck, emerge alternating black and red tongues (contoured with black lines). The foot itself is entirely covered in a thonged sandal that ties at the front with a ring-shaped knot. The sandal is indicated with relief straps that are painted in reddish-brown colour. The edge of the sole (crepis) is decorated with two rows of black dots. The base is reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition The vessel is complete, but some of the decoration has peeled off (handle, edge of rim, straps and sole). The white has faded. The underside of the heel has one pit.
Technique/Style Plastic; polychrome; incised
Provenance
Period High Archaic
Date 575-525
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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2002.97.0527.jpg
Left side view of an Attic foot-shaped aryballos, showing relief decoration depicting a sandal.
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2002.97.0528.jpg
Back view of an Attic foot-shaped aryballos, showing the heel and handle.
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2002.97.0529.jpg
Oblique view, from above, of an Attic foot-shaped aryballos, showing the mouth and the top of the foot.
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2003.92.0420.jpg
Bottom view of an Attic foot-shaped aryballos, showing the reserved base.
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Top view of an Attic foot-shaped aryballos, showing the decorated lip.
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2003.92.0422.jpg
Front view of an Attic foot-shaped aryballos, showing the pattern on the neck and the sandal decoration on the foot.
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2003.93.0300.jpg
Right side view of an Attic foot-shaped aryballos, showing sandal decoration on foot.
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2003.93.0303.jpg
Left side view of an Attic foot-shaped aryballos, showing relief decoration depicting a sandal.
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2004.95.0081.jpg
Left side view of an Attic foot-shaped aryballos, showing sandal decoration on foot.
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2004.95.0082.jpg
Back view of an Attic foot-shaped aryballos, showing the heel and handle.
2004.95.0083.jpg
2004.95.0083.jpg
Right side view of an Attic foot-shaped aryballos, showing sandal decoration on foot, and neck and rim decoration.
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2004.95.0084.jpg
Back view of an Attic foot-shaped aryballos, showing the heel and handle.
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2004.95.0085.jpg
Top view of an Attic foot-shaped aryballos, showing the lip decorated with black tongues and white dots.
2004.95.0086.jpg
2004.95.0086.jpg
Bottom view of an Attic foot-shaped aryballos, showing the reserved base.
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2005.88.0054.jpg

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Oblique top view of an Attic foot aryballos, showing tongue design on the rim.
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2008.98.0315.jpg
Oblique top view of an Attic foot aryballos, showing tongue design on the rim.
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2008.98.0316.jpg
Right side view of an Attic foot aryballos, showing relief decoration depicting a sandal.
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2008.98.0317.jpg
Front view of an Attic foot aryballos, showing tongue design just below the neck.
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2008.98.0318.jpg
Front view of an Attic foot aryballos, showing tongue design just below the neck.
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2008.98.0319.jpg
Left side view of an Attic foot aryballos, showing tongue design just below the neck.
2008.98.0320.jpg
2008.98.0320.jpg
Back view of an Attic foot aryballos, showing the heel, and a palmette at the back of the handle.
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2008.98.0321.jpg
Top view of an Attic foot aryballos, with tongue design on the rim.
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2008.98.0322.jpg
Top view of an Attic foot aryballos, with tongue design on the rim.
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2008.98.0323.jpg
Bottom view of an Attic foot aryballos, showing the reserved base.
Comparanda
Bibliography J. Boardman, 'Provenance Studies of Greek Pottery of the Historic Period,' in R.E. Jones, Greek and Cypriot Pottery. A Review of Scientific Studies. Fitch Laboratory Occasional Paper 1 (1986) 672-73.
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 8
Diameters Rim 3.5, Neck 1.6
Handle_height 2.6
Other_dims. L. 9.8W. ranges from 2.2 to 3.5
Location Greece
Edited_by Vicky; Georgia; Amy; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 16.01.2003; 10.06.2003; 07.05.2004; 09.01.2006; 17.08.2006
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