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stemmed dish / cup

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  • Description

    Black glazed pottery stemmed dish with a convex shaped body, a torus shaped lip and a circular foot reserved on the side and part of the base, the glaze is worn and chipped in places.

  • Culture/period

  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 8.3 centimetres
    • Diameter: 19.3 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Old Catalogue 1194 bibliographic details
    • Msc 1194 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Found unregistered, but noted in the register that it was acquired before 1851 and that it was marked Hn Rm on a paper label, indicating that it was exhibited in the Hamilton Room and was probably part of the Hamilton Collection.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number


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Object reference number: GAA66463

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