Agora Object: B 2150
Inventory Number:   B 2150
Section Number:   ΒΖ 1082
Excavation Number:   laughy:2004:f:19
Title:   Bronze Vessel
Category:   Bronze
Description:   Virtually complete vessel, lifted on a block and "excavated" by two conservators in the lab. Distorted, lopsided and cracked all over but only few gaps in body. Four loose fragments of chain loops. Piece of lead detached from the lower part of the foot, upper part still inside the stem. A loose disk of bronze with lumps of lead still attached to it.
Entirely covered in green patina, one spot with light green corrosion where wall is flaking in layers.
Round bowl on a stem, flat bottom, low straight wall and overhanging rim decorated in a punched design. Short stem with central bulge and spreading foot, exact shape undetermined. Stem is hollow and filled in with solid lead attached to a small thin disk (cap) of bronze forming the bottom of the bowl. Section of chain loops are still attached at two points, a punched hole at equidistance confirms the evidence of a third chain for purpose of hanging.
Context:   N-S road; red fill in southern section.
Handling:   Storage tray constructed from Ethafoam, Correx board. tyvek and brass pins.
Notebook Page:   6771
PD Number:   PD 2868
Dimensions:   P.H. 0.053; Diam. (larger) 0.124, (smaller) 0.096, (cap) ca. 0.031, (foot) 0.044
Material:   Copper alloy
Date:   15 June 2004
Section:   ΒΖ
Grid:   J/9-2/10
Elevation:   53.182m.
Masl:   53.008m.
Lot:   Lot ΒΖ 1520
Basket:   laughy:2004:b:6
Bibliography:   Hesperia 76 (2007), p. 635, fig. 6.
References:   Publication: Hesperia 76 (2007)
Drawing: PD 2868 (DA 5369)
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Card: B 2150
Card: B 2150