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Accession_Number REDMG:2004.97.1
adlib_title Perhaps Boeotian black glaze kantharos
Shape Kantharos
Shape_description Plain rounded rim; tapering walls, slightly concave, broaden slightly at the bottom of the bowl, which is moulded with two carinations; diagonal profile to bottom of bowl; tall cylindrical stem, slightly bulging at the middle, curves out to a flat disk foot, with rounded sides, but an indeterminate bottom. Two vertical strap handles swing up from the rim and rejoin the vase at the lower carination, where they comprise a smooth curve with the bottom of the bowl.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Perhaps Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/3
Decoration Black glaze entirely, except perhaps on base.
Inscriptions
Condition Comprised of 30 or more fragments, rejoined and with some plaster restorations; body is joined to stem with a new (rusted) screw. Evidence of modern breaks (on plaster joins). Thick dark grey adhesions on base. Iridescence and other slight deposits on interior.
Technique/Style Black glaze
Provenance
Period Classical
Date 5 c.
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2004.99.0889.jpg
2004.99.0889.jpg
Oblique view of a Boeotian kantharos.
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2004.99.0890.jpg
2004.99.0890.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian kantharos.
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2004.99.0891.jpg
2004.99.0891.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian kantharos, showing one handle.
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2004.99.0892.jpg
2004.99.0892.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian kantharos.
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2004.99.0893.jpg
2004.99.0893.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian kantharos, showing one handle.
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Beazley_DB
Height 19.1
Diameters Rim 11.4; carination at bottom of bowl 9.8; base 7.1
Handle_height 11.8
Other_dims. W. handles 2.0; H. to rim 15.3
Location Reading Museum loan boxes
Edited_by Amy; Joana Varela
Date_edited 17.08.2004; 05.04; 2017
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