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Accession_Number TEMP.2003.6.7
adlib_title black figure fragments of a skyphos
Shape Skyphos
Shape_description Two-handled skyphos. The handles are of ellipsoid cross-section, riddled and curving upwards (higher than the body). a) Part of the rim and body. c) Part of the body. d) One handle and part of the body. e) Part of the other handle. f) Tiny bit of the handle. g) Part of the handle and body.
Material Terracotta
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 2.5YR 7/8
Decoration The interior is entirely black apart from a, which, although black, bears a reserved band on the interior of the rim. a) The rim is black. Below that, the vessel bears the depiction of a symposium scene. On the left, there is the upper part of two draped male figures facing each other. Between them there is a carelessly rendered figure (background); a servant? and a branch with dots on either side. Another, identical branch can be found behind the person on the right. Next to that, there is the upper part of another figure (servant?) from whose arm another branch is hanging. He is facing right, towards a palmette (voluted with petal-shaped divisions), from which the beginning of a tendril seems to spring. There is also part of the bad that covered the back of the handle. b) The lower part of the male figures that face each other. They are draped and seated on similar chairs (diphros okladias). Below them there is a thick line and underneath, the beginning of a band. c) The lower part of another seated (on a similar chair), draped figure, with part of the thick line and the band below. d) The back of the handle is covered with black colour (carelessly rendered at some areas and streaky). The rest of the surface is reserved (but glazed), however, there are some spots on the handles's inner surface. e) The back of the handle is black, but the black colour is streaky at some areas, There is part of a branch on the right side. f) The back bears black colour. g) The back of the handle is black, although streaky on some areas.
Inscriptions
Condition Seven fragments of the rim, body and handles of the same vessel. a) Traces of white plaster. Small bits have been pitted off (interior). d) Few bits have been pitted off. e) Few tiny bits have been pitted off. g) Part of the handle and body. Spots have been pitted off.
Technique/Style Black figure
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Image
2006.20.0406.jpg
2006.20.0406.jpg
View of the interiors of seven terracotta skyphos fragments, with black glaze on all of the pieces except for a (top center).
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2006.20.0407.jpg
2006.20.0407.jpg
View of the interiors of seven terracotta skyphos fragments, with black glaze on all of the pieces except for a (top center).
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Height
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. Height: a) 6.7, b) 5.2, c) 4.3, d) 7.5, e) 8.1, f) 2.0, g) 7.6 Width: a) 13.1, b) 3.7, c) 3.5, d) 7.2, e) 4.3, g) 4.4 Thickness: d) 1.6, e) 1.2, f) 1.2, g) 1.2
Location 11.1.2
Edited_by Georgia; Liz; Joana varela
Date_edited 23.06.2003; 21.06.2007; 20.04.2017
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