Agora Object: BI 217
Inventory Number:   BI 217
Section Number:   ΠΘ 1041
Title:   Sea Shell
Category:   Bone & Ivory
Description:   The shell of a large bivalve (according to D.S. Reese, 26 January 1984, is a marine Clycymeris), used as palette.
In the bottom, a pool of dull red paint; on the edge the marks of paint where the painter wiped his brush. Sampled by R. J. Gettens 7/21/71
Coloring matter identified by E. Caley as cinnabar: native mercury sulfide (4 April 1937).
ADDENDA Coloring matter identified by S.W. Midgley as Cinnabar, Natural Mercuric Sulfide.
Context:   Cistern.
Negatives:   Leica
Dimensions:   L. 0.08
Material:   Pigment
Shell
Date:   26 March 1936
Section:   ΠΘ
Grid:   ΠΘ:35/ΙΑ
Elevation:   -2.68--2.68m.
Masl:   -2.68m.
Deposit:   D 11:2
Bibliography:   Hesperia 14 (1945), p. 153.
References:   Publication: Hesperia 14 (1945)
Deposit: D 11:2
Card: BI 217