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Accession_Number REDMG:1926.99.52
adlib_title Corinthian alabastron
Shape Alabastron
Shape_description Broad projecting rim with flat upper surface, overhanging lip, and concave underside curving into a short narrow neck that broadens to an ovaloid body with rounded base; small round vertical handle is tucked in under the overhanging lip.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Corinthian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 7/3
Decoration Daisy pattern on upper surface of rim; vertical bars on lip; crouching sphinx, profile to the left, on the body, with her feet curled down to the base, which is decorated with a 8 'pointed' star, surrounded by four 8-quadrant rosettes (five similar rosettes also in the field). Added colour (red) on the chest, wing, and underside of body. Incisions on figure and rosettes.
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Condition Surface stained dark, perhaps with modern glaze. Some decoration worn and scratched off; alabastron cracked and repaired at the back end of the sphinx.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period Archaic
Date 6 c.
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Front view of a Corinthian Alabastron, showing the exterior daisy pattern and the head of a crouching sphinx.
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Front view of a Corinthian Alabastron, showing the exterior daisy pattern and the head and front half of the body of a crouching sphinx.
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Front view of a Corinthian Alabastron, showing the body of crouching sphinx.
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Front view of a Corinthian Alabastron, showing the exterior daisy pattern.
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Top view of the bottom of a Corinthian Alabaston, showing an eight pointed star.
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Top view of the bottom of a Corinthian Alabaston, showing an eight pointed star.
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Top view of the top of a Corinthian Alabaston, showing the vertical bars on the lip.
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Front view of part of a Corinthian Alabastron, showing the head and front half of the body of a crouching sphinx.
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Front view of part of a Corinthian Alabastron, showing the head and front half of the body of a crouching sphinx.
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Beazley_DB
Height 8.4
Diameters Rim 3.5; neck 1.3; body 4.7
Handle_height
Other_dims. H. rim 0.8
Location Reading Museum loan boxes
Edited_by Amy
Date_edited 17.08.2004
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