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Pottery belly-handled amphora, probably used for a female burial.
Clay: orange-buff clay, white and brown grits, lustrous black paint.
Shape: concave flaring neck, globular body, ring foot; round handles.
Decoration: Continuous bars across rim, band inside. Neck fully coated. Shoulder: double row of check pattern, band between lines below. Belly: three wavy lines.With scribbled zigzag above and below in thinned paint. Lower body: band between lines. Band around foot. Stripes on handles.
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Diameter: 20 centimetres (of rim)
Height: 35 centimetres
Weight: 4 kilograms
Width: 35.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The chequered zone on the shoulder is a rare alternative to the usual concentric semicircles. Similar in shape and decoration is Keramaikos no. 611 from the Grave mound: Ker. I, pl. 43 (see Desborough, PGP 29, n. 1).
- On display (G13/dc1)
- Exhibition history
1990 20 Oct-9 Dec, Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.91
1991 5 Jan-20 Feb, Japan, Yamaguchi, Prefectural Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.91
1991 9 Mar-7 May, Japan, Osaka, National Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.91
- Complete; grey burnt surface inside, suggesting use as a cremation urn.
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- Acquisition notes
- Previously unregistered.
- Greek and Roman
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