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Pottery amphora, in Fikellura style. Neck, meander cross. Shoulder, ivy leaves. Belly, volutes; honeysuckle with large tendrils round body.
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Height: 34 centimetres
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CVA British Museum 8
From Biliotti's excavation at Fikellura, Camirus - grave F.92. This grave also contained two Attic black figure cups of the early fifth century (64.10-7.297 and 1526: P. Corbett compares them respectively to Hesperia 1946, pl. 56. 187 and pl. 58. 189 of the first or early second quarter of the fifth century, and to ibid, pl. 62. 219 of about 490 B.C.).
[A. 1315.] BSA xxxiv, 29 (O 3), 30.
Attributed to Fikellura grave 92, based on evidence from Biliotti's marking on the object (grave number incised), Biliotti's Kamiros diary, Kamiros tomb list, British Museum register, departmental Kamiros index card. Description in Biliotti's Kamiros diary: Amphora reddish ground with black antefixal ornaments (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.
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