Body sherd of North Ionian black-figure pottery, possibly a dinos; interior reserved; exterior, cream slip: black band above black-figure decoration consisting of male figure (upper body, bearded head and raised arms remaining) to left.
- Production date
- 560BC-550BC (circa)
Height: 2.90 centimetres
Thickness: 1 centimetres
Width: 5.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The sherd may belong to the same vase as Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum GR.54.a.1899, GR.54.b.1899, GR.54c.1899, GR.54.d.1899, GR.54.e.1899, and Cairo JE46338.
Cook suggests that this sherd belongs to an early and experimental phase of the Clazomenian black-figure style.
E.R. Price (East Greek Pottery, 1927, 22) argued that white-slip Clazomenian pottery was the link between the Clazomenian sarcophagi, which were covered in a white slip, and the later Clazomenian black-figure wares. She explained that the features (the use of white dots as well as the use of white lines together with incised lines for inner details) on the white slip sherds are paralleled both on the sarcophagi and the later vases. Cook (1952 note 64) rejected that argument on the basis of both dating and styles.
- 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.54f.1899 (Accession Number)