- Museum number
Body sherd of Chian black-figured pottery amphora; exterior: black-figure decoration consisting of aquatic scene (only fish tail remaining); glazed below; at bottom left edge of sherd, large dent and traces of fire-induced discolouring.
- Production date
- 550BC-525BC (circa)
Height: 8 centimetres
Thickness: 0.60 centimetres
Width: 8.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The sherd possibly belongs to the same vase as Oxford AN1896-1908-G.128.6.
The amphora shape is not not common in Chian fine ware. The decorative motif finds a parallel in Oxford AN1912.37h.
The fabric from Oxford AN1896-1908-G.128.6 was analysed by the Research Laboratory for Archaeology at Oxford. Using Ward's Method Cluster Analysis (WMCA), the fabric was found to have originated in the the southwestern or western region of the island, in the same area as pottery found at Emporio (Boardman 1986 287).
- Not on display
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: AN1912.33(5) (Accession Number)