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Accession_Number 71.6.3
adlib_title Attic red figure skyphos
Shape Skyphos
Shape_description Two thick, rounded, horizontal handles, one on each side just below rim. Broad body with near horizontal sides; torus ring foot
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/4
Decoration Inside is streaky black showing red through. Handles and outside are also black. Side A: A woman standing with her back to a chair, holding out a fillet in her right hand. Side B: A youth in himation holding two spears (?) of which heads are not visible, being too tall for space avaliable. The detail on both figures is picked out in black paint. Two ruddled bands run around base of pot below figures. Foot is black on top and side and inside foot ring; resting surface and underside reserved. Base is ruddled and has three black bands and a central black dot.
Inscriptions Base: grafitti
Condition Complete but repaired. Figures remain clear but the black glaze has become streaky. Paint surface flaked away inside by one handle revealing the clay.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Early Classical
Date 460-450
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Oblique view of side A of an Attic red-figure skyphos, showing a woman.
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Oblique view of side B of an Attic red-figure skyphos, showing a youth.
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Top view of an Attic red-figure skyphos, showing the inside of the cup.
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Bottom view of an Attic red-figure skyphos, showing the reserved base.
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Oblique view of side B of an Attic red-figure skyphos, showing a beardless cloaked man, profile to the right.
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Frontal view of side B of an Attic red-figure skyphos, showing a beardless cloaked man, profile to the right.
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Right side view of an Attic red-figure skyphos, showing the handle.
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Frontal view of side A of an Attic red-figure skyphos, showing a woman, profile to the left.
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Oblique view of side A of an Attic red-figure skyphos, showing a woman, profile to the left.
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Left side view of an Attic red-figure skyphos, showing the handle.
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Bottom view of an Attic red-figure skyphos, showing the handles.
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Top view of an Attic red-figure skyphos, showing the handles and the interior.
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Beazley_DB
Height 12.7
Diameters Rim 15.8; base 10.5
Handle_height 1.5
Other_dims.
Location Household
Edited_by Denise; Teifi
Date_edited 30.08.2002; 02.08.2006
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