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Accession_Number REDMG:1951.153.1
adlib_title Apulian: Canosan geometric; plastic duck askos
Shape Duck askos
Shape_description Askos in the shape of a duck, with an everted rounded rim on a short cylindrical neck, from the back of which rises a strap handle that curves down to join the vase just above the tail.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian: Canosan
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/6
Decoration Decorated with geometric designs in medium brown paint: stripes in two directions on the head; two horizontal bands around neck, above vertical bands; scalloped designs on chest of bird; wings delineated with two bands on either side, filled with s-pattern; horizontal bands on neck; bands on either side of an ‘x’ behind the handle; top of tail filled with tall zigzags. Reddened inside mouth and around the neck
Inscriptions
Condition Comprised of two or more pieces rejoined at the neck. Small cracks around the body.
Technique/Style Geometric; plastic
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 4-3 c.
Dating_details
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Image
2003.93.0385.jpg
2003.93.0385.jpg
Left side view of a Canosan duck askos.
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2003.97.0910.jpg
2003.97.0910.jpg
Left side view of a Canosan duck askos.
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2003.97.0912.jpg
2003.97.0912.jpg
Top view of a Canosan duck askos.
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2003.97.0913.jpg
2003.97.0913.jpg
Bottom view of a Canosan duck askos showing worn base and tail.
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2004.99.0450.jpg
2004.99.0450.jpg
Front view of a Canosan duck askos, showing exterior geometric desgins.
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2004.99.0451.jpg
2004.99.0451.jpg
oblique view of a Canosan duck askos, showing exterior geometric desgins.
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2004.99.0452.jpg
2004.99.0452.jpg
Front view of a Canosan duck askos, showing head of duck.
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2004.99.0453.jpg
2004.99.0453.jpg
Front view of a Canosan duck askos, showing exterior geometric desgins.
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2004.99.0454.jpg
2004.99.0454.jpg
Front view of a Canosan duck askos, showing tail of duck.
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2004.99.0455.jpg
2004.99.0455.jpg
Front view of a Canosan duck askos, showing upside down profile and round base.
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2004.99.0456.jpg
2004.99.0456.jpg
Top view of the top of a Canosan suck askos.
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2004.99.0457.jpg
2004.99.0457.jpg
Top view of the top of a Canosan suck askos.
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Comparanda Cf. Parma C. 187-188: CVA Parma 2, IVd (Italia 2070) pl. 4.3-4; and Mayer 1914, pl. 39.18 ('jungcanosiner Stil'). For Etruscan duck askoi see M. Del Chiaro, 'An Etruscan Red-figured Duck-Askos', in BClevMus (April 1976) 108-15 and 'An Etruscan Duck-Askos', MedelhavsMusB 12 (1977) 62-69
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Height 13.5
Diameters Spout 3.2
Handle_height 6.0
Other_dims. L. 15.5; W. body 8.2; H. handle 5.5
Location Household
Edited_by Hannah; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 14.08.2002; 05.12.2003; 06.01.2006
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