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  • Description

    Campanian red figured pottery skyphos depicting the figure of a youthful male facing towards the left and clad in a mantle on both sides; whitish deposit in places and one handle now missing.

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  • Date

    • 330BC-320BC
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 11.25 centimetres
    • Diameter: 11 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Msc 1257 bibliographic details
    • Old Catalogue 1509 bibliographic details
    • LCS 4/589 bibliographic details
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  • Acquisition notes

    Noted in the register that it is from the Second Townley Collection.

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    Greek & Roman Antiquities

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  • Additional IDs

    • 1957,0212.36 (Re-registered in error.)


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Object reference number: GAA67247

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