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Accession_Number REDMG:1953.25.62
adlib_title Sicilian black glaze bottle
Shape Bottle
Shape_description Broad mouth with thickened downturned rim. Slender neck sloping to a nearly horizontal shoulder, from which emerge two lug handles, just below a moulded band; finely ribbed body that tapers to a short raised base.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Sicilian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 8/1
Decoration Black glazed except on reserved underside.
Inscriptions
Condition Large chip on rim; parts of each handle missing; white deposits on mouth, rim, neck, and underside.
Technique/Style Black glaze
Provenance
Period Early Hellenistic
Date 300-250
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Side view of a Sicilian black-glaze bottle.
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Side view of a Sicilian black-glaze bottle.
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Top view of a Sicilian black-glaze bottle, showing the mouth.
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Bottom view of a Sicilian black-glaze bottle, showing the reserved underside of the base.
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Oblique view of a Sicilian black-glaze bottle, showing ribbed body.
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Front view of a Sicilian black-glaze bottle, showing ribbed body.
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Front view of a Sicilian black-glaze bottle, showing ribbed body.
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Front view of a Sicilian black-glaze bottle, showing ribbed body.
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2004.99.0565.jpg
Front view of a Sicilian black-glaze bottle, showing ribbed body.
Comparanda Cf. Reading RM.25.53.64 and Lentini 61606 (Lagonda 1973, no. 183, pl. 29, who compares it to an example excavated at Assora in a tomb dating to the second quarter of the third century: see NSc 1966, 64, fig. 53/d).
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 12.7
Diameters Rim 2.8, neck 1.4, body 7.4, base 6.1
Handle_height
Other_dims.
Location Timeline 3c bottom
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 08.08.2002; 21.11.2003; 18.01.2006
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