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Pottery votive table (?) restored in plaster with nine original fragments.
- Production date
- early 7thC BC
- Curator's comments
This is one of a number of objects of similar shape that have been interpreted as belonging to votive tables; see also British Museum 1864,1007.1994 and 1995. For a discussion and parallels from the Athena sanctuary at Lindos, see Chr. Blinkenberg, Lindos I. Les petits objets, 1931, 267-270.
Attributed to Kamiros Acropolis (specific deposit unknown) based on evidence from Kamiros tomb list, British Museum register, Departmental Kamiros index card, Kamiros well list. No marking of excavation day visible on the object itself.
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; (5) the Kamiros well list, which is based upon the Kamiros tomb list with additions by Reynold Higgins and Virginia Webb. All archives are kept in the Department of Greece and Rome. In addition, Viriginia Webb’s Archaic Greek Faience (1978) has been checked for attributions to Kamiros acropolis.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number