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Rim, wall, and handle sherd of Rhodian pottery Vroulian cup with everted rim; interior: reserved band at rim, glazed streaky black below; exterior glazed black; incised triangle pattern around rim with added red; below, reserved handle zone; handle black; drill hole on broken end of handle for analysis.
- Production date
- 610BC-580BC (circa)
Diameter: 40 centimetres (about)
Height: 5.70 centimetres
Thickness: 0.50 centimetres
Width: 9 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The sherd was analysed with NAA by H. Mommsen (Bonn): Sample NAUK 11 and the fabric was identified as a chemical singleton.
Although the origin of the sherd has not been determined, the decorative style and techinque are typically Vroulian. It may eventually be determined that the fabric originated from an as yet unknown Rhodian production centre.
the style of the sherd places it within Kinch's Group B 1.α or Group B 1.β of Vroulia cups. It is impossible to determine to which of the two groups the cup belongs since the defining characteristic is found on the underside of the stemmed foot, which is now lost.
For parallels regarding the decoration, see British Museum 1888,061.569.e. If the sherd belongs to a similar cup, then it ought to be placed amongst the earliest Vroulia examples at Naukratis because of the geometric pattern in the handle zone and because the shape of the cup shares similarities with his South Ionian cup Type 8, which coincides with Vallet and Villiard's Ionian cup type A1 (Vallet and Villard, 1964, 87-88) and Hayes' Ionian cup type III (Boardman and Hayes 1966, 111-116).
The fragment possibly belongs to the same vessel as 1888,0601.569.t-v.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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