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Pottery: red-figured skyphos.
(a) Ephebos in pointed cap and chlamys, standing en face, but looking to left, with right hand resting on a spear.
(b) Similar figure with spear sloped over right shoulder, running to left. Beneath the foot, illegible incised characters.
Brown marking of whiskers. Eye of archaic type, but pupil at inner angle. Below, a thin red line running all round.
- Production date
Diameter: 10.16 centimetres
Height: 8.89 centimetres
- Curator's comments
BM Cat. Vases
Ath. Mittheil. 1880, pl. xiv, 2, p. 382.
For the characters beneath the foot, see BM Cat. Vases E144.
Attributed to Fikellura grave 43, 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: Cothon black varnish on each side red figure of a man standing with a stick in his hand (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.
- On display (G20a/dc3)
- Unbroken; but surface damaged by fire.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number