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Neck-amphora, made of pottery. Fikellura style. Neck, double cable. Shoulder, ivy leaves (between the leaves, on A two dots, on B one dot above). Belly, volutes: crescents.
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Height: 31 centimetres
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CVA British Museum 8
(Views of B and side.)
From Biliotti's excavation at Fikellura, Camirus - grave F.39. This grave also contained an Attic black figure kotyle of the beginning of the fifth century (B.M. 64.10-7.268 = B.371: very close, as P. Corbett pointed out, to Hesperia 1946, pl. 45.81 of about 490 B.C.).
[A.1314.] Boehlau no. 15. BSA xxxiv, 31 (P 3), 33.
Attributed to Fikellura grave 39, 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 wide foot rather globular body and ornaments which cannot be distinguished in consequence of the incrustations which cover it (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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