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flask

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1929,1014.6

  • Description

    Pottery flask (lagynos) decorated on the exterior with a relief frieze in the style of a Megarian bowl, with cupids playing pipes and a woman with a lyre, a circular foot, cylindrical spout and one handle, broken and reconstructed, the glaze is worn and chipped in places.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 200 BC-100 BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments

    This vessel is illustrated in Alessandro Cesnola's popular work on his colleciton, Salaminia, published in 1882 but with a restored handle.

    The provenance of Salamis is uncertain because, although Cesnola (or his agents) excavated extensively in the Salamis area, some items from his collection definitely came from other parts of the island - and some indeed were originally dug up or collected by his brother Luigi. The attribution of much of his collection to this site in the 1882 publication Salaminia (and the earlier photographic album of 1880/1881) is not always reliable and was done partly to give the collection an air of respectability with a view to its subsequent sale.

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  • Bibliography

    • Cesnola 1882 p. 271-2 and fig. 264 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1929

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1929,1014.6

Pottery flask, black ware, decorated on the exterior with a relief frieze in the style of a Megarian bowl, with cupids playing pipes and a woman with a lyre, a circular foot, cylindrical spout and one handle, broken and reconstructed, the glaze is worn and chipped in places.

Pottery flask, black ware, decorated on the exterior with a relief frieze in the style of a Megarian bowl, with cupids playing pipes and a woman with a lyre, a circular foot, cylindrical spout and one handle, broken and reconstructed, the glaze is worn and chipped in places.

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