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column krater

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1888,0601.572

  • Description

    Body sherd (rejoined from two fragments) of Attic Black Figure pottery open vessel, possibly a column krater; interior: glazed streaky black; exterior: black figure decoration consisting of wrestling scene (from left, part of one leg of one athlete, to left; at centre, only shoulders and head of wrestler missing, to right; the wrestler is grasping another by the wrists; at far right, hands and foot of third wrestler, to left); three rosettes with central dot as filling ornament; below, one narrow brown band; below, part of a feline tail, to right among rosettes as filling ornament.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 575BC-550BC (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 5 centimetres
    • Width: 6.9 centimetres
    • Thickness: 0.6 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The sherd belongs to the same vase as British Museum 1888,0601.571.a, 1888,0601.571.b and 1888,0601.571.c. The sherd joins British Museum 1965,0930.803.

  • Bibliography

    • Villing et al 2013-2015 PV.0133 (Phase 1) bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1888

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1885-1886.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1888,0601.572

Sherd of pottery krater (?) body; black glazed inside; black figure animal frieze on the outside, but representing human figures; a pair of wrestlers; joined to another sherd.

Sherd of pottery krater (?) body; black glazed inside; black figure animal frieze on the outside, but representing human figures; a pair of wrestlers; joined to another sherd.

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