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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Pottery: black figure kylix: a) and b) band of palmettes decorated with white dots.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 480BC (circa (?))
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 7 centimetres
    • Diameter: 12.8 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Attributed to Fikellura grave 45, based on evidence from Biliotti's marking on the object (grave number incised), Biliotti's Kamiros diary, Kamiros tomb list, British Museum register, departmental Kamiros index card. Description in Biliotti's Kamiros diary: Cylix small with black antefixal ornaments (1 entire). Attributions to find-spots are based on (1) Alfred Biliotti’s diary kept during excavations at Kamiros between November 1863 and June 1864, which records the contents of two votive deposits and over 300 graves; (2) entries in the Museum Register, often stipulating the find-spots of individual objects excavated by Biliotti; (3) the Kamiros tomb list, produced around the same time as his entries in the Museum Register. It lists the contents of each grave and votive deposit, along with their corresponding registration numbers; (4) the Kamiros index cards, written by Donald Bailey in the 1960’s. These mainly record the contents of graves from the Fikellura cemetery and are organised according to tomb group. All archives are kept in the Department of Greece and Rome. In addition, Reynold Higgins’ Catalogue of the Terracottas in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1954) has been checked for attributions to the Fikellura cemetery.


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated Tuesday 1 December 1863

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number



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