- Museum number
Small pottery amphora in Plain White ware; wheel-made; globular-ovoid body on a low conical (concave underneath); wide neck tapering inwards towards an angular, slightly everted rim; pair of opposing vertical handles with 'horns' or knobs on top; reddish-buff clay with small white inclusions: dull red-cream surface colour probably due to firing rather than a slip.
- Production date
Diameter: 5.60 centimetres (mouth)
Height: 16.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The number 20 pencilled on the vase may refer to the original excavations, but this is uncertain. See D. Bailey, Op. Ath. VI (1965), pp. 5-13 for details of the Hake-Kitchener excavations at Kourion.
Parallels: Similar shapes are found in the Bucchero Black Slip I repertoire, both plain and fluted (see e.g. Benson J. 1973, The necropolis of Kaloriziki (Göteborg), K573 (Tomb 21); SCE IV/2, fig. X, 10).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 141.S-1883 (V&A number)