- Museum number
Body and handle sherd, mended from five fragments (with 1888,0601.499 and 1924,1201.20), of Chian Wild Goat Style pottery dinos; four-reeded ring handle; interior reserved, outside slipped white; four animal friezes to right preserved separated by plain bands; handle decorated with cross lines, glazed top and to side, key maeander below; to its left a sphinx to left, with corner rosettes and other fill; to right of handle rear leg of animal to right with rising roundel and horizontal tongues as filling ornament; below, goats grazing to right (from left, part of head, horns and body; most of a goat (one hind leg missing); head and one foreleg of third goat missing; rump damaged); rising roundels and triangles, pendant triangles and rosettes as filling ornament; below, two walking rams (rump and hindlegs of first missing; head of); pendant triangles, rising roundels and triangles and rosettes as filling ornament; below, two goats preserved (rump of first and part of snout of second missing); rising roundels, rising triangle and rosettes as filling ornament.
- Production date
- 625BC-600BC (circa)
Height: 21.10 centimetres
Thickness: 1 centimetres
Width: 20.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- According to Lemos, the sherd may come from either a dinos or an oinochoe since it is unusual to have three or four friezes on dinoi (Lemos 1991, 19-20). However, this sherd belongs to the same vessel as British Museum 1888, 0601.499.e, 1924,1201.20, 1888,0601.460.e, 1888,0601.460.f and 1888, 0601.460.g which clearly show that it is a dinos with at least four friezes.
Williams notes that Chian Wild Goat Style dinoi sherds are often mistaken for oinochoai because of the lack of slip on the interior surface.
Lemos describes the sherd as being in the style of the Würzburg chalices, but dated later than those chalices because she considers the style of the drawing to be debased and because of the elementary and isolated interior decoration (Lemos 1991, 72-3). It should also be pointed out that Lemos describes the sherd as part of the Group of the Aphrodite Bowl, rather than as by the painter of the bowl, because the sherd displays a greater amount of variety in the filling ornaments, albeit similar to those on the Aphrodite Bowl (Lemos 1991, 74-5). However, the filling ornament on this dinos is not as expertly and evenly executed as that on the Aphrodite Bowl. In both instances, the interior decoration scheme is similar on both sherds and it ought to be repeated that this dinos, as well as other Wild Goat Style dinoi, lack interior decoration.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Joined objects
Associated Group: G16283 (6 objects)
Joined Object Group: G16282 (3 objects)