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Accession_Number 74.7.5
adlib_title Boeotian protome
Shape Protome
Shape_description Female protome
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/4
Decoration Female protome, burnt. Brown clay, covered with white slip. Suspension hole in top. Label on back 'Thebes' in P.N. Ure's writing.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete. Has been glued back together from two pieces. Is entirely covered by dark deposit, possibly from the action of fire. Thought to be from a burnt grave. There is a lot of flaking, revealing white. The features of the face are distinguishable, but are worn in places. The back is much lighter in colour, but still covered in brown/green deposit and feels rough to the touch.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period Early Classical
Date Early 5 c.
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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2002.97.0396.jpg
Birds eye view of a Boeotian female protome, showing burnt exterior.
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2002.97.0397.jpg
Birds eye view of inside of Boeotian female protome, showing lighter deposits and rough surface.
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2002.97.0398.jpg
Side view of Boeotian female protome, showing fairly worn but distinguishable facial features.
Comparanda
Bibliography
Archive_Ref reference 1
Beazley_DB
Height 6.9
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. W. of head 3.7; W. of base 5.6
Location Death
Edited_by Georgina; Lucia; Kinsey; Teifi; Julia
Date_edited 02.09.2002; 24.08.2004; 06.01.2006; 03.08.2006; 12.05.2016
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