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Body sherd (mended from two fragments) of Vroulian pottery large cup; interior: glazed black; part of incised palmette with alternate fronds in added red, additional incised scalloped line framing top; at right, part of incised lotus petal with red; below, two incised lines and the tips of two incised rays; exterior: reserved area at top of sherd, glazed black below; part of two incised upright palmettes with alternate fronds in red, additional incised scalloped line framing top and volutes, on either side of incised red oval.
- Production date
- 610BC-580BC (circa)
Height: 6.50 centimetres
Thickness: 0.30 centimetres
Width: 8 centimetres (max)
- Curator's comments
For parallels regarding the exterior decoration, see Kinch 1914 pl. 10, no. 1, pl. 12.
If the sherd does belong to a similar cup, then the sherd belongs in Group B 1.α
or Group B 1.β. 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.
According to Schlotzhauer, Vroulian cups with a geometric pattern in the handle zone and with a shape similar to South Ionian cups with everted rims (Schlotzhauer Type 8, which coincides with Vallet and Villiard's Ionian cup type A1 and Hayes' Ionian cup type III) may be contemporary and ought to be dated amongst the earliest examples of Vroulian pottery at Naukratis.
Vallet and Villard, 1964, 87-88
Boardman and Hayes 1966, 111-116
Marked 'Naukratis 1st Season' in pencil.
- Not on display
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number