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Accession_Number REDMG:1935.87.28
adlib_title Attic black figure skyphos
Shape Skyphos
Shape_description Squat skyphos. Rhitsona class K (Ure 1927, 68-69)
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/8
Decoration Inside black, reserved line at lip. Two kylix handles, black on the top and reserved underrneath. Main picture is in handle zone and is similar on both sides. Shows Dionysos seated, flanked by palmettes with vines running either side of him. Detail picked out in red and white. Foot rind reserved outside, black inside. Base reserved with central dot, small ring in dripped glaze, thick black ring and near circumference also fire circles in thinned glaze.
Inscriptions
Condition Repaired but still missing some sections. Gloss remains shiny inside. Decoration is worn in small areas inside and outside at rim.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period Late Archaic
Date 510-500
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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2003.11.0004.jpg
Oblique view, from below, of the front of an Attic black-figure skyphos, depicting Dionysos between palmettes.
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2003.97.0585.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-figure skyphos, depicting Dionysos between palmettes.
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2003.97.0586.jpg
2003.97.0586.jpg
Back view of an Attic black-figure skyphos, depicting Dionysos between palmettes.
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2003.97.0587.jpg
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Bottom view of an Attic black-figure skyphos, depicting the base.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 11.4
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 14356
Height 7.8
Diameters Rim 15.0; base 9.5
Handle_height 0.8
Other_dims.
Location Myth and religion
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 30.08.2002; 05.04.2004; 10.01.2006
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