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Pottery: black-figure hydria. Design in black on a red panel, with occasional purple accessories. No marked distinction in shape between neck, shoulder, and body.
Cadmos at the fountain of Ares?: Cadmos runs to right looking back, bearded, with fillet, chlamys extended on left arm, and spear in right hand. On the left is a Doric column, indicating the fountain, on the right is an altar.
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Height: 10.16 centimetres
- Curator's comments
BM Cat. Vases
For the subject, cf. Vases Β505-6.
Kalpis form. Very coarse style. Puple only for details.
Attributed to Fikellura grave 20, based on evidence from Biliotti's marking on the object (grave number incised and on label), Biliotti's Kamiros diary, Kamiros tomb list, British Museum register, departmental Kamiros index card. Description in Biliotti's Kamiros diary: Calpis small size black ware with black figures of a warrior (1 entire).
Attributions to find-spots are based on (1) Alfred Biliotti’s diary kept during excavations at Kamiros between November 1863 and June 1864, which records the contents of two votive deposits and over 300 graves; (2) entries in the Museum Register, often stipulating the find-spots of individual objects excavated by Biliotti; (3) the Kamiros tomb list, produced around the same time as his entries in the Museum Register. It lists the contents of each grave and votive deposit, along with their corresponding registration numbers; (4) the Kamiros index cards, written by Donald Bailey in the 1960’s. These mainly record the contents of graves from the Fikellura cemetery and are organised according to tomb group. All archives are kept in the Department of Greece and Rome. In addition, Reynold Higgins’ Catalogue of the Terracottas in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1954) has been checked for attributions to the Fikellura cemetery.
- Not on display
- Mouth damaged; one side-handle broken off.
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- Greek and Roman
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