- Museum number
Body and handle sherd, mended from five fragments (with 1888,0601.459 and 499), 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
Height: 21.10 centimetres
Thickness: 1 centimetres
Width: 20.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The sherd joins British Museum 1888,0601.499.e and 1888,0601.459.
Although Lemos does not discuss this sherd, she does discuss two other sherds from the same vase, describing British Museum 1888,0601.459 as being in the style of the Würzburg chalices, but dating it 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).
The second (non-joining) sherd is British Museum 1888,0601.460.e, which she describes 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.
The interior is similar on both sherds and it ought to be noted that this dinos, as well as other Wild Goat Style dinoi, lacks interior decoration.
- Not on display
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Joined objects
Associated Group: G16283 (6 objects)
Joined Object Group: G16282 (3 objects)