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Accession_Number 76.6.1
adlib_title Attic askos
Shape Askos
Shape_description Trefoil lipped. Oval shaped body with single handle from mouth to back, with a curled over section at end. Flat base. Small round neck.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 2.5YR 6/4
Decoration Exterior of the handle and upper part of the body, the interior of the trefoil mouth and the back side of the neck are painted black. On the front side of the neck, decoration on a metope. Probably black painted horizontal bands (?). On the shoulder is a row of large black, irregular dots. Body has as chevron design and base is decorated with a cross hatch pattern all over.
Inscriptions
Condition Lip and frontal part of the neck is chipped. Handle assempled from three fragments. Black paint is dull and has been flaked off largely. The surface has a 'dusty' appearance.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period Geometric
Date 8th century
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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2003.92.0225.jpg
Top view of a geometric Attic askos, showing chipped rim and handle running entire length of body.
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2003.92.0226.jpg
Oblique view, from the top, of the left side of a geometric Attic askos, showing dot and chevron designs on body.
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2003.92.0227.jpg
Oblique view, from the top, of the right side of a geometric Attic askos, showing dot and chevron designs on body.
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2003.92.0228.jpg
Bottom view of a geometric Attic askos, showing cross-hatch pattern all over underside.
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2003.92.0229.jpg
Top view of a geometric Attic askos, showing chipped rim, handle, and dot design on top of body.
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2003.92.0230.jpg
Front view of a geometric Attic askos, showing top of handle, rim, neck, and chevron design on body.
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2008.10.0046.jpg
Right side profile drawing of a geometric Attic askos
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2008.99.0386.jpg
Oblique left-side view of an Attic geometric askos, showing dot and chevron designs and handle running entire length of body.
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2008.99.0387.jpg
Left side view of an Attic geometric askos, showing dot and chevron designs and handle running entire length of body.
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2008.99.0388.jpg
Back side view of an Attic geometric askos, showing, showing the front of the handle.
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2008.99.0389.jpg
Right side view of an Attic geometric askos, showing dot and chevron designs and handle running entire length of body.
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2008.99.0390.jpg
Front view of a geometric Attic askos, showing top of handle, rim, neck, and chevron design on body.
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2008.99.0391.jpg
Top view of a geometric Attic askos, showing chipped rim, handle, and dot design on top of body.
2008.99.0392.jpg
2008.99.0392.jpg
Bottom view of a geometric Attic askos, showing cross-hatch pattern all over underside.
Comparanda Cf. similar askos sketched in PNU Berlin 1913 notebook.
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 6.8
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. neck width 1.6; body length 6.3, body width 5.1
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 06.09.2002; 11.01.2006; 04.08.2006
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