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Pottery lekythos or flask in Red Slip ware; wheel-made; baggy ovoid body on a low ring base enclosing a raised disc; carinated shoulder, narrowing to a neck with a central ridge; flat, everted rim (partly missing); small arching handle from shoulder to neck-ridge; buff clay with a dark red slip, worn away or fired black in many places; small hole in the lower body; surface also heavily calcinated and denting, probably in the kiln during firing.
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Height: 14.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The poorly legible numbers in blue pencil on the base (28(?) and 2 [?]) appear to refer to the original site context. See Bailey, Op. Ath. VI (1965), pp. 5-13 for details of the Hake-Kitchener excavations. See SCE IV/2, plates XLIII and LVI.
This juglet (along with GR 1967,1104, 5 to 8) is a Cypriot-made type imitating larger Phoenician red slip juglets (see comment in Webb 1997, 8 no. 28 with refs to parallels in Episkopi-Kaloriziki, Kition, Nicosia and Salamis (cf. Karageorghis 1970). It is similar to those published in Wilson 1980, 62 and fig. 10 who attributes them to the Toumba site based on pencil marks on the body similar to those on the large terracotta statue fragments.
Karageorghis V. 1970, Excavations in the necropolis of Salamis II (Nicosia).
Webb J. 1997, Corpus of Cypriote Antiquities 18. Cypriote antiquities in Australian collections I. SIMA XX:18 (Jonsered).
Wilson V. 1980, The Tubbs-Munro excavations at Salamis 1890, in ed. M. Yon, Salamine de Chypre. Histoire et archéologie (Paris), 59-70.
- Not on display
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- Greek and Roman
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- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 142-1883 (V&A number)