Agora Object: P 34436
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Object
Name:   P 34436
Inventory Number:   P 34436
Section Number:   ΕΛ 744
Title:   Black Figure Skyphos
Category:   Pottery
Description:   Many sherds joined from several baskets to form much of wall of skyphos, including very small section of rim. Entire bottom missing except for single non-joining fragment from edge of base. Nine very small non-joining sherds.
Heavy torus foot with reserved resting surface; fillet between foot and body. Traces of tongue pattern in alternating black and added red on lower wall, with three to four bands above, as baseline for figures. Scene of Dionysiac revelry, with dancers, musicians, drinkers, and Dionysis himself, and including the mixing of wine with water; fronds of ivy wind through the scene. Out-turned rim, with pattern of ivy leaves between two black lines on exterior. Added red, and traces of added white. Heron Class skyphos, by Theseus Painter, ca. 500 BC.
Cf. for scene, Boardman (1974), Black Figure Vases, fig. 181/2; Borgers (1999), "Some Subjects and Shapes by the Theseus Painter" in Proceedings of the XVth Int. Congress of Classical Archaeology, Amsterdam, pp. 87f., pl. 8.
Context:   Middle Trench; Well (Layer XIV).
Handling:   to be stored permanently mounted on Ethafoam cone, with the largest circumference on resting surface
handle by the Ethafoam mount and not the sherds themselves. may be inverted for a proper reading of the decorative scene
Notebook Page:   1234, 1515
Dimensions:   P.H. 0.16; Est. Diam. (foot) 0.17, (rim) 0.24
Material:   Ceramic
Date:   26 July 2000
Section:   ΕΛ
Grid:   U/3,4-21/20,22/2
Elevation:   77.74m.
Masl:   77.74m.
Deposit:   U 21:1
Lot:   Lot ΕΛ 195
    Lot ΕΛ 196
    Lot ΕΛ 207
Basket:   39
Period:   Greek
Bibliography:   Hesperia 76 (2007), pp. 652-653, fig. 26.
Is Similar To:   Agora:Object:Borgers (1999), pp. 87-88, pl. 8.
References:   Publication: Hesperia 76 (2007)
Images (11)
Deposit: U 21:1
Card: P 34436
Card: P 34436