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skyphos

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1978,0414.52

  • Description

    Apulian red figured pottery skyphos depicting a female head facing to the left on either side, with hair radiated over their foreheads, ornamented with earings and a necklace and wearing an open cap; marked with a palmette and tendrils beneath each handle, a reserved wave pattern below the lip and a broad black band around the inside of the ring foot; one of the handles has been restored.

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 340BC-310BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 6.8 centimetres
    • Diameter: 9 centimetres (lip)
    • Width: 12 centimetres (I handle)
  • Bibliography

    • Msc 1402 bibliographic details
    • Old Catalogue 1647 bibliographic details
    • RVAp 22/337 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G1/wp51/7

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1753

  • Acquisition notes

    Found unregistered, but noted in the register that it may have been previously registered within the Sloane Collection as 1756.0101.503.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1978,0414.52

  • Additional IDs

    • 1756,0101.503 (?)
    • SLAntiq.503 (?)

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