Black-Glaze Cup


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Artifact Identification Black-Glaze Cup   (1912.01.0021)
  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) 15.9 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 12.1 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 4.1 cm
Weight 134 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Slip
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Painting
Munsell Color Information Dark Gray (N 2.75/ 5.5% R) -Slip. Grayish Reddish Orange (2.5YR 5/6) -Clay body at base. Light Grayish Yellowish Brown (10YR 6/2) -Soil residue.

Research Remarks

Published Description

Attic Black-Glaze One-Handled Cup Shape and Ornament - Convex body, disk foot. Fully glazed except for underside of foot, which has four concentric glazed bands, one thick and three thin around a central dot, all over a red wash. Dimensions and Condition - H. 0.045 m.; w. with handle 0.16 m.; d. rim 0.122 m.; d. base 0.075 m. Fine red clay, glossy black glaze with blue metallic sheen. Intact, incrusted. Second half of the fifth century B.C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 35, 7.

Description N/A

Agora P 15107 (Sparkes and Talcott, The Athenian Agora vol. 12: Black and Plain Pottery of the 6th, 5th, and 4th Centuries B.C., 1970. Pp.126, 289, no. 740, pl. 31). Royal Ontario Museum 946.100.2 (Hayes, Greek and Italian Black-gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum, 1984. Pp. 25-26, no. 38, 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, 7. 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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