Upper body sherd of Chian black-figured Sphinx and Lion Style pottery dinos; white slip; exterior, from top: dilute band; black-figure frieze, sphinxes to left; from left, tail of first sphinx, ; to right, seated sphinx (top of head and forelegs missing; added red on hair, wing, underbelly, and haunches); incised rosettes and pendant rosettes with red centres as filling ornament; two bands above incised pendant rosette with red centre in lower frieze.
- Production date
- 610BC-580BC (circa)
Height: 5.80 centimetres
Thickness: 0.30 centimetres
Width: 6.90 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Lamb identifies the sherd as coming from a pyxis and Lemos suggests it comes from a stemmed bowl. However, the lack of a slip on the interior (a slip would be expected on pyxides, bowls and skyphos-kraters) points more closely to Chian dinoi which are typically unslipped on their interior.
For parallels with other dinoi, see British Museum 1888,0601.459.
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Presented to the museum by the Egypt Exploration Fund and the British School at Athens.
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: GR.17.1894 (Accession Number)