- Museum number
Bichrome lidded pottery jar decorated with sphinxes, goats and floral motifs in red and black. The main frieze (band of decoration) on the body of the jar shows pairs of sphinxes facing each other with a floral motif between, and two more sphinxes, over similar floral motifs, each confronting a goat under either handle. The lower body shows bands of red and black and at the rim is a series of rosettes alternating with stripes and a roundel with black centre. The knobbed lid shows a frieze of guilloches at the top followed by pairs of rosettes with stripes in between and after every two an upright single spiral; below this another frieze of guilloches with rosettes with pointed petals below and 'teeth' around the lower rim.
- Production date
- 600 BC-500 BC
Height: 35 centimetres (with lid)
Height: 25.40 centimetres
Weight: 4.293 grammes
Width: 30 centimetres
Depth: 28 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Walberg 1979, 278 for a discussion of the decorative motivs on this vessel.
Walberg G. 1979, 'A Bichrome V bowl with wavy sides;, RDAC, 276-80.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2018 May-Sep, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of History, An Age of Luxury
2019 Apr-Aug, Barcelona, CaixaForum, An Age of Luxury
2019-2020 Sep-Jan, Madrid, CaixaForum, An Age of Luxury
2020 Feb-May, Seville, CaixaForum, An Age of Luxury
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- For details of the acquisition, see letters of vendor/shipping company and Original Letters 1906-08, L-Q, nos 950-962.
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number