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rhyton

Fragment of a Mycenaean pottery Pictorial Style rhyton depicting lions (?) or goats (?); wheel-made; the fragment consists of the upper part of the shoulder of a jar (possibly Furumark FS 203) to which is attached a hollow ring inserted into the interior of the vessel, one of several on the original; light brown clay and slip, decorated with lustrous dark red paint. pair of antithetic animals on one side of the ring, with various motifs in the field, including top part of a floral design.

AN760803001001

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Department: Greek & Roman Antiquities

Registration number: 1898,1231.11

Greek and Roman Antiquities catalogue number: Vase C679

Bibliographic reference
Kiely 2011c 9.2
Vase C679
Koehl 2006 Cat. no. 1149
Furumark 1941 FS 203.2
SCE IV/1C p. 354

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Object types
rhyton (all objects)

Materials
pottery (scope note | all objects)
Type Series
Furumark FS 203
Techniques
wheel-made (scope note | all objects)
slipped (scope note | all objects)
painted (scope note | all objects)
Production place
Made in Greece (all objects)
(Europe,Greece)
Place (findspot)
Excavated/Findspot Hala Sultan Tekke, Tomb 9 (all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus,Larnaka (district),Larnaka (city),Hala Sultan Tekke)
Date
1300 BC-1250 BC
Period/Culture
Late Helladic IIIB1 (scope note | all objects)


Description
Fragment of a Mycenaean pottery Pictorial Style rhyton depicting lions (?) or goats (?); wheel-made; the fragment consists of the upper part of the shoulder of a jar (possibly Furumark FS 203) to which is attached a hollow ring inserted into the interior of the vessel, one of several on the original; light brown clay and slip, decorated with lustrous dark red paint. pair of antithetic animals on one side of the ring, with various motifs in the field, including top part of a floral design.

Dimensions
Length: 8.4 centimetres

Subject
mammal (all objects)


Acquisition date
1898

Acquisition name
Excavated by The British Museum (biographical details | all objects)


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