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Accession_Number REDMG:1951.154
adlib_title Etruscan bombylios
Shape Bombylios
Shape_description Flaring flat, broad lip with convex upper surface and and concave lower surface, curving into a cylindrical neck; vertical ribbon handle emerges from the rim and rejoins the bottom of the neck at a bulge, below which is a conical body, with a rounded base, and a slight conical indentation at the bottom.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Etruscan
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 6/4
Decoration Interior of mouth black; lip decorated with concentric bands (black, reserved, purple, reserved, black); rim black; three brownish-black horizontal bars on handle; neck, reserved for black band just above bulge, frieze of tongues on upper part of bulge; brown band on lower part of bulge; body decorated with purple band, brownish-black band; reserved band decorated with three rows of brownish-black dots; thin purple band between two broader brownish-black bands; reserved on lower part of body and base.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact; decoration worn and slightly chipped, especially around mouth and handle.
Technique/Style
Provenance In second consignment received on loan from Reading Museum, 1951.
Period Early Classical
Date 600-575
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.97.0135.JPG
2002.97.0135.JPG
View of the right side of a Corinthian bombylios.
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2002.97.0137.JPG
2002.97.0137.JPG
Oblique view of the right side of a Corinthian bombylios, from above.
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2003.93.0074.jpg
2003.93.0074.jpg
Left side view of an Etruscan bombylios, in imitation of Corinthian style.
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2003.97.0262.jpg
2003.97.0262.jpg
View of the left side of a Corinthian bombylios.
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2003.97.0263.jpg
2003.97.0263.jpg
View of the right side of a Corinthian bombylios.
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2003.97.0264.jpg
2003.97.0264.jpg
Top view of a Corinthian bombylios, showing the mouth.
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2003.97.0265.jpg
2003.97.0265.jpg
View of the base of a Corinthian bombylios.
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2005.99.0098.jpg
2005.99.0098.jpg
View of the left side of a Corinthian bombylios, showing the handle and decoration on body.
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2005.99.0099.jpg
2005.99.0099.jpg
Front of a Corinthian bombylios, showing the decoration on the body.
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2005.99.0100.jpg
2005.99.0100.jpg
View of the right side of a Corinthian bombylios, showing the decoration on the body and the handle.
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2005.99.0101.jpg
2005.99.0101.jpg
Back view of a Corinthian bombylios, showing the decoration on the body. ?
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2005.99.0102.jpg
2005.99.0102.jpg
Front view of a Corinthian bombylios, showing the base.
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2005.99.0103.jpg
2005.99.0103.jpg
Front view of a Corinthian bombylios, showing the mouth.
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Beazley_DB
Height 10.2
Diameters Rim 3.4, neck (min.) 1.3, body (max.) 5.0
Handle_height 2.4
Other_dims.
Location 7.1.3
Edited_by Denise; Amy
Date_edited 23.07.2002; 09.09.2004
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