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Accession_Number REDMG:1964.1631
adlib_title Attic black glaze; overpainted skyphos
Shape Skyphos
Shape_description Very thin walls, with rounded rim, just below which are attached horizontal handles. Walls slightly concave, divided from a spreading, lipped torus ring foot, with a pointed resting surface, by a pair of grooves. This example corresponds to Ure's Class II.C skyphos, particularly (ii) which includes reddish-purple bands just below the level of the handles, perhaps a band at the bottom of the body where it joins the ring foot, and concentric purple bands on the underside (or plain black or reserved undersides). See Ure 1927, 24.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/6
Decoration Black glaze, on which are superimposed two pairs of purple-red lines, one around the bottom of the handle-zone, and the other on the grooves at the junction of body and foot.
Inscriptions
Condition Missing both handles; white deposits inside and on junction of body and foot; glaze worn in rim and handle zone; banded decoration somewhat faded.
Technique/Style Black glaze; overpainted
Provenance
Period High Classical
Date 450-400
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.93.0049.jpg
2003.93.0049.jpg
Oblique view, from slightly above, of a Boeotian black-glaze skyphos.
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2003.97.0659.jpg
2003.97.0659.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian black-glaze skyphos with two thin purple lines around top of body.
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2003.97.0660.jpg
2003.97.0660.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian black-glaze skyphos showing large chips around the rim.
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2003.97.0661.jpg
2003.97.0661.jpg
View of top of a Boeotian black-glaze skyphos, showing the interior.
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2003.97.0662.jpg
2003.97.0662.jpg
Base of a Boeotian black-glaze skyphos, showing the underside.
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2004.99.0595.jpg
2004.99.0595.jpg
Oblique view of a Boeotian black-glaze skyphos, showing the decorative lines on the body.
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2004.99.0596.jpg
2004.99.0596.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian black-glaze skyphos, showing the decorative lines on the body.
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2004.99.0597.jpg
2004.99.0597.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian black-glaze skyphos, showing the decorative lines on the body, and one missing section.
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2004.99.0598.jpg
2004.99.0598.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian black-glaze skyphos, showing the decorative lines on the body.
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2004.99.0599.jpg
2004.99.0599.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian black-glaze skyphos, showing the decorative lines on the body and one missing section.
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Comparanda A similar example, without the bands, is in Toronto, ROM 982.198.1: Hayes 1984, 178-79 no. 289 (ill.). Similar to Attic fabric (?) but different from Attic examples because of banded decoration and black gloss on underside. This example corresponds to Ure's Class II.C skyphos, particularly (ii) which includes reddish-purple bands just below the level of the handles, perhaps a band at the bottom of the body where it joins the ring foot, and concentric purple bands on the underside (or plain black or reserved undersides). See Ure 1927, 24. Cf. also Morel no. 4314a, 1; Agora 12. no. 344.
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Beazley_DB
Height 7.5
Diameters Rim 10.4; base 7.1
Handle_height
Other_dims.
Location 7.2.1
Edited_by Denise; Amy
Date_edited 30.08.2002; 03.10.2004
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