Attic Black-Glaze Small Bowl or Salt Cellar


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Artifact Identification Attic Black-Glaze Small Bowl or Salt Cellar   (1912.01.0022)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Serving Vessels
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 26th Dynasty, 425 – 400 BCE
Culture Greek - Attic, Graeco-Egyptian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 9.2 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) 2.8 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 81 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Pigment--Slip, Ceramic--Terracotta
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing
Munsell Color Information Black (N 2/ 3.1% R) -Black slip. Moderate Yellowish Pink (5YR 8/4) -Light clay body. Light Grayish Brown (5YR 6.5/3) -Dark clay body.

Research Remarks

Published Description

Attic Back-Glaze Small Bowl or Salt Cellar Shape and Ornament - Convex body with incurving rim, disk foot. Fully glazed, except for two bands on underside of foot. Dimensions and Condition - H. 0.028 m.; d. body 0.092 m. Tan clay, glossy black glaze very worn and abraded. About 425 - 400 B.C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 35, 1.

Description N/A

Spurlock Museum 1912.01.0023, 1912.01.0024 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). Copenhagen 7626 (Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Copenhague 4 [Danemark 4], p. 140, pl. 179 : 4) and Copenhagen 7625, 478 (ibid., p. 139, pl. 177 : 9-10) Agora P 8950 (Sparkes and Talcott, The Athenian Agora vol. 12: Black and Plain Pottery of the 6th, 5th, and 4th Centuries B.C., 1970. Pp. 133-134, 297, no. 850, pl. 33).


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 32, Plate 35, 1. 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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