Pottery: fragment of clay mould for Arretine bowl.
In the middle are two women to right, one looking over the other's right shoulder; the foremost holds up something in both hands, and wears long chiton and himation. The one behind has her right hand on her hip, and wears long chiton and himation, veiling her head and covering left arm. On the right is a youthful figure dancing to left, with left leg advanced and head turned back, over which his hands are clasped; he wears a chiton exomis, leaving right shoulder bare. On the left a similar figure plays the double flute, working a κρουπεζα (scabellum) with right foot to mark time; he wears a short girt chiton. Behind him is a flower; above the design, vine-wreath with grapes, between a row of beads and a wreath.
- Made in: Arezzo
- (Europe,Italy,Tuscany,Arezzo (province),Arezzo (town))
- Height: 8.2 centimetres (max)
- Diameter: 11.5 centimetres (max)
9 August 2010
Reason for treatment
Treat areas of mold growth
A fragment of bowl with mold growth. The bowl is in stable condition.
The mold was treated with Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) and then mold was bushed away using a paintbrush.
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA54860
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