- Museum number
Volute of Attic pottery volute-krater; only one side is preserved; the attachment to the rim, with a touch of the rim decoration, is preserved at the lower edge; exterior: top black; on side, double row of ivy leaves between thin black lines; added red (miltos) in canalis of volute; edge of volute glazed streaky black.
- Production date
Thickness: 0.80 - 0.90 centimetres
Diameter: 7.50 - 8 centimetres
Height: 3.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Johnston 1978 took this as the volute of a red-figure volute-krater, though the manner of decoration of volutes changes little over the generations; the particular winding of this piece is closer to earlier (red- and black-figured) examples.
The spool and disc were thrown in one piece and the inner face of the disc was added separately. There are many fingerprints on the inside. The outside is smoothed with some scuffing in the canalis of the volute. Miltos in the canalis.
For parallels, see British Museum 1888,0601.601.b, which is probably not from the same krater.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number