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chous

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1842,0728.927

  • Description

    Pottery: red-figured chous.
    Boy dancing with outstretched arms, left leg extended to front, towards a trefoil jug resting on ground on right. On left, half visible, an altar with an Ionic capital.
    Graceful style. Eye in profile. Above and below, a strip of egg pattern; on each side, a thin red line, the whole forming a panel.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 420BC-400BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 12.05 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Vase E533 bibliographic details
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    26 July 2000

    Reason for treatment

    Permanent Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    Clean dust from surface (brick dust).

    Condition

    Small amount of brick dust. Stable.

    Treatment details

    The surface was cleaned using a museum vacuum followed by a Dust Bunny (magnetic wiping fabric), and a sable brush.

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1842

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1842,0728.927

Pottery: red-figured chous.
Boy dancing with outstretched arms, left leg extended to front, towards a trefoil jug resting on ground on right. On left, half visible, an altar with an Ionic capital.
Graceful style. Eye in profile. Above and below, a strip of egg pattern; on each side, a thin red line, the whole forming a panel.

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