Black Glaze Cup


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Artifact Identification Black Glaze Cup   (1912.01.0019)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Drinking Vessels
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Attic - Middle, 26th Dynasty, 450 – 400 BCE
Culture Greek, Attic, Graeco-Egyptian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 15.1 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 12.1 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 4.0 cm
Weight 148 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Slip
Manufacturing Processes Firing, Throwing, Painting
Munsell Color Information Dark Gray (N 3/ 6.6% R) -Rim. Light Brown (5YR 5/4) -Exposed clay on handle. Strong Brown (2.5YR 4/6) -Red slip ring on base.

Research Remarks

Published Description

Attic Black Glaze One-Handled Cup Shape and Ornament - Convex body, disk foot. Fully glazed except for underside. On interior, an incised circle, off-center. On the underside of foot, three concentric bands of glaze, one thick and two thin around a central dot, all over a red wash. Dimensions and Condition - H. 0.042 m.; w. with handle 0.151 m.; d. rim 0.122 m.; d. base 0.072 m. Light red clay, glossy black glaze with a blue sheen. Repaired from several fragments. Second half of the fifth century B.C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 35, 5.

Description N/A

Agora P 16937 (Sparkes and Talcott, The Athenian Agora vol. 12: Black and Plain Pottery of the 6th, 5th, and 4th Centuries B.C., 1970. , pp. 126, 290, no. 753, pl. 31).


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, 5. PETRIE, W. M. F., Naukratis. Part I., 1884-5. Third Memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund, London, 1886. GARDNER, E. A., Naukratis, Part II. Sixth Memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund, London, 1888. Naukratis: Greeks in Egypt, The British Museum (online catalogue)

Artifact History

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

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