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Accession_Number REDMG:1951.132.1
adlib_title Apulian: Calenian black glaze; ruddled; askos: guttus
Shape Askos: guttus
Shape_description Guttus type askos: swelling rounded body with bearing at the top a large relief medallion (frontal female mask with puffed cheeks and a lock of hair knotted over the forehead) offset and raised from the body; at a distance of ca. 0.5 cm are two incised lines beyond which the body is covered with fine vertical fluting down to its midpoint. A long diagonal spout with slightly concave sides rises obliquely from the shoulder below the medallion, and terminates in a three-stepped flanged mouth. A loop handle (semicircular in cross section) rises from the shoulder at a right angle to the spout. A tall thick foot, offset from the body, with a ridge at the halfway point broadens toward a ring base, slightly rounded on the exterior, with a concave underside offset from a concave element within the narrow resting surface. The foot is particularly tall, and is ridged in the middle: otherwise in shape this askos corresponds to Morel's type 8141h 1 (Morel 1981, pl. 209).
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian: Calenian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/3
Decoration Metallic black gloss on entire surface (dipped) except for reserved (and ruddled) upper part of foot and underside, including resting surface. In addition to moulded mask, and ribbed shoulder decoration (see above), incised (although glazed) cross under spout.
Inscriptions
Condition Missing a small chip from the base. Light grey (lime) deposits on mouth, handle, stem, and foot, with build-up of tan deposits on the underside; resting surface stained grey in places.
Technique/Style Black glaze; ruddled;
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 4 c.
Dating_details
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Image
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Top view of the top of an Apulian Calenian guttos askos, showing molded female mask.
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Front view of an Apulian Calenian guttos askos, showing both handle and spout.
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Front view of an Apulian Calenian guttos askos, showing handle.
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Front view of an Apulian Calenian guttos askos, showing exterior ribbed shoulder decoration.
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Front view of an Apulian Calenian guttos askos, showing exterior ribbed shoulder decoration and the side of the molded female mask.
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Top view of the bottom of an Apulian Calenian guttos askos.
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Top view of part of the top of an Apulian Calenian guttos askos, showing molded female mask.
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Top view of part of the top of an Apulian Calenian guttos askos, showing molded female mask.
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Oblique view of an Apulian Calenian guttos askos.
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Front view of an Apulian Calenian guttos askos, showing exterior ribbed shoulder decoration and the side of the molded female mask.
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2004.99.0752.jpg
2004.99.0752.jpg
Front view of an Apulian Calenian guttos askos, showing spout.
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2004.99.0753.jpg
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Front view of an Apulian Calenian guttos askos, showing handle.
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2004.99.0754.jpg
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Front view of an Apulian Calenian guttos askos, showing exterior ribbed shoulder decoration.
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Height 8.9
Diameters Handle 4.5, spout (interior) 2.1, spout (exterior) 3.6, body 11.9, base 8.5
Handle_height 4.5
Other_dims. H. to top of mask 9.9, incl. handle 10.7, incl. spout 13.7; H. base 4.2
Location Technique
Edited_by Georgia; Amy; Kinsey; Joana Varela
Date_edited 12.06.2003; 19.10.2004; 13.01.2006; 19.04.2017
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