Agora Object: AP 2570
Inventory Number:   AP 2570
Title:   Rounded Alabaston: Decorated
Category:   Pottery
Description:   Fragmentary square Mycenaean jar, with three vertical handles, outward flaring short neck.
Buff clay decorated with three red horizontal lines below neck and on level of handles. Red dots between the two groups of horizontal lines. Neck, lip and handles painted red.
ADDENDA 2018: Seven sherds mended into four, non-joining fragments to a small rounded alabastron with a down sloping, slightly flaring rim and three partially preserved horizontal handles on the should. Restored in plaster.
The exterior decoration consists of groups of three fine lines above and below the handle zone with a row of dots (stylized foliate band) in the handle zone. The rim and lip are monochrome with two narrow reserved bands on the flattened surface of the lip. The handles appear to have been monochrome painted on the upper surface.
The paint is thick and fairly evenly applied, fired brown to dark brown. There are no traces of use-wear or burning although the interior is nearly entirely coated in plaster.
Furumark Shape: 85; Furumark Motif 1: 64
Context:   Oscar Broneer, Nb. No. 5. Aglaurion, ca. 10-12m.
VIII(1), UK(6)
Notebook Page:   74
Dimensions:   P.H. ca. 0.07
H. 0.061; Diam. (rim) 0.045
Date:   16 April 1938
18-19 April 1938
Bibliography:   Hesperia 8 (1939), p. 386, fig. 66,b.
References:   Publication: Hesperia 8 (1939)
Card: AP 2570