Sherd of shoulder of North Ionian pottery dinos; inside reserved; tongues at base of neck; glazed band below with graffito inscription; below trunk and rear of an animal facing right, or bowl with post-firing graffito.
- Production date
- 600 BC - 575 BC
- Curator's comments
- For a discussion of the piece see A. Johnston, 'Trading families?', in R. Catling (ed.), Onomatologos (Essays in Honour of Elaine Matthews), Oxford 2010, 474-477 and 'Naukratis II 702 and 779 rediviva' Zeitschrift fuer Papyrologie und Epigraphik 213 (2020) 111 and 115, fig. 1.
The sherd reappeared on the antiquities market (e-bay May 2019), and shows that a tau follows the letters recorded by Gardner, and that it belong very close to, if not touching, the rightmost sherd of British Museum1888,0601.546.
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1888, 779