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Accession_Number TEMP.2003.6.8
adlib_title Attic black figure fragments of a skyphos
Shape Skyphos
Shape_description Skyphos with ring-shaped foot and one or two handles, missing. a, b, d, and e) Parts of the rim and body. c)Part of the rim and body and the spring of one handle (completely missing). f) The largest part of the foot, base and lowest part of the body. g) Part of the lower body.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 7/4
Decoration The interior is black, apart from a reserved line on the upper part of the rim. a) The rim bears a black band. Below, there is a palmette on the left of the fragment (an almost round centre from which emerge petal-shaped divisions), as well as part of a carelessly rendered curving line. On the left there is the right part of a figure next to three barnches with dots on either side. There are also four large dots on the background. b)The rim bears a black band. The rest of the surface appears to be reserved. c)The rim bears a black band. On the right side there is the largest part of a palmette (round center, rendered with added red and petal-shaped divisions). There is part of a black line that contoured the handle (partially covered with adhesives and plaster). On the left, there is another figure (carelessly rendered, between three similar branches (on the right) and part of an (undecipherable) object that consists of black colour, incisions and added red colour. There are also four large dots on the background. d) The rim bears a black band. There is part of the object on the left side of c and on its left there is part of a black dot. e) On the left side there is part of a curving line with a voluted ending (tendril?), which is connected to a palmette (voluted, with round center and petal-shaped divisions). Next to that there is an object that consists of three parts. The upper is round and the details are rendered with incisions and added red, the middle part is a small dotted branch and the lowest part is a short, vertical, thin band (thyrsos?). From its middle part emerges another dotted branch. There are five large dots on the background. On the right side of the fragment there is the left part (small part) of a figure? (carelessly rendered). f) The part of the lowest body that is preserved bears the terminations of palmettes? depicted on the body (short, clumsily rendered bands are preserved). There is also a reserved thin line between two broad brown bands. The foot is also brown and so is the inner sude surface of the foot. The rest is reserved, with the exception of five thin, concentric circles on the base. g) The fragment bears the lowest part of a palmette (the left volute and part of the round center)on the left and part of the reserved area between the two brown bands.
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Condition Seven fragments that belong to the same vessel. There is white plaster on both sides of each fragment. b) Adhesives on the exterior. The black gloss has been peeled off at some areas. e) Adhesives, especially on the external left side of the fragment. f) Small bits have been pitted off, and a shallow scratch on the lowest part of the body and a cracking on the central part of the resting surface. g) Looks like it has been flaked off from the vessel.
Technique/Style Black figure
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Beazley_DB
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Other_dims. Height: a) 3.9, b) 2.9, c) 3.7, d) 2.0, e) 5.0, f) 2.7, g) 3.3 Width: a)7.2, b) 4.5, c) 7.6, d) 6.3, e) 7.8, g) 8.5 Diameter: f) 9.6
Location 11.1.2
Edited_by Georgia; Liz; Joana Varela
Date_edited 24.06.2003; 21.06.2007; 20.04.2017
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