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Reconstructed rim, body, handle, and low splayed foot (five joining fragments) of South Ionian pottery cup with everted rim; interior: lip glazed; broad band flanked by two bands on wall; exterior: black line on top of lip; lip and handle zone reserved with band between, glazed below; handle glazed save for interior; reserved underside of foot; trace of inscription on far left exterior.
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Thickness: 0.20 - 0.30 centimetres
Diameter: 5 centimetres (foot)
Diameter: 11 centimetres (lip)
Height: 5 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Schlotzhauer identifies the sherd as possibly belonging to a Type 9A or Type 9B South Ionian cup with everted rim but he suggests the shape fits with his Type 10.2 group, thus suggesting the cup is unique.
Type 10 cups were mass produced and include numerous variants. These cups coincide with Hayes’ Ionian Cup Type V (Boardman and Hayes 1966, 111-6) and Vallet and Villard’s Ionian Cup Type B1 (Vallet and Villard, 1964, 87- 8).
Type 9A and Type 9B cups closely follow the shape and decoration of the Attic Plain Komast cups. These cups coincide with Petrie’s class L1 (Petrie 1886, 18), Hayes’ Ionian Cup Type IX (Boardman and Hayes 1966, 111-6) and Villard’s Ionian Cup Type B2 (Vallet and Villard, 1964, 87-8).
Type 9 cups have been found in large numbers in other sanctuary settings including at the Sanctuary of Aphrodite at Miletus, the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore at Tocra, and at the site of Megara Hyblaea on Sicily. This type was the most common type of South Ionian cups with everted rims found at Naukratis.
The Type 9 shape evolved from the earlier Type 5 cup shape.
The cup joins British Museum 1886,0401.894.
There is possible burning on the exterior surface of the rim.
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