Attic Black Glaze Salt Cellar or Small Bowl


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Attic Black Glaze Salt Cellar or Small Bowl   (1911.02.0015)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Serving Vessels
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date N/A
Culture Greek, Graeco-Egyptian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 15.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 5.2 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.4 cm
Weight 312 g
Measuring Remarks The diameter of the base is 8.7 cm. The depth is the thickness of the bowl wall.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Slip
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Black (N 2/ 3.1% R) -Main color. Light Yellowish Brown (7.5YR 7/6) -Chipped area. Strong Brown (5YR 4/6) -Rusty area.

Research Remarks

Published Description

Attic Black-Glaze: Salt Cellar or Small Bowl Shape and Ornament: Shallow body with incurving rim and wide ring-base. Stamped palmettes on interior. Above base, a reserved groove with traces of red wash. Underside of foot glazed except for resting surface, which is reserved, grooved and covered with red wash. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 35, 3.

Description N/A

Agora P 1960 (Sparkes and Talcott, The Athenian Agora vol. 12: Black and Plain Pottery of the 6th, 5th, and 4th Centuries B.C., 1970. pp. 137, 302, no. 944, pl. 33 [two views]). Royal Ontario Museum 919.5.71. Hayes, Greek and Italian Black-gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum, 1984. pp. 40–41, no. 66, with additional comparanda.


James, T.G.H. Excavating in Egypt: The Egypt Exploration Society 1882-1982. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982. Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 33, Plate 35, 3. Divisions for region taken from: Baines & Málek 1980 Atlas of Ancient Egypt. Oxford: Phaidon.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Egypt Exploration Society
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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