Black-Glaze Mug, Skyphos?


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Artifact Identification Black-Glaze Mug, Skyphos?   (1915.03.0054)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Drinking Vessels
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Archaic Period (800 - 480 BC), 520 – 480 BCE
Culture Greek, Attic

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 13.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 8.9 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 8.9 cm
Weight 258 g
Measuring Remarks D1 is the width including the handle. D3 is the foot diameter. The lip diameter is 10.9 cm.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Black (N 2.75/) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

ATTIC BLACK-GLAZE MUG SHAPE AND ORNAMENT Convex body, flaring mouth. Undecorated, except for three reserved concentric circles on underside of base. DIMENSION AND CONDITION h. 0.089 m.; d. body 0.135 m.; d. rim 0.109 m.; d. foot 0.089m. Fine red clay, glossy black glaze. Glaze worn and chipped especially on rim and handle. Interior glazed. From Pozzuoli. Ex. Olcott Collection. Late sixth to early fifth centuries B.C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 33, 4. Convex body, flaring mouth. Undecorated, except for three reserved concentic circles on underside of base.

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Agora P 28077 (Sparkes and Talcott, The Athenian Agora vol. 12: Black and Plain Pottery of the 6th, 5th, and 4th Centuries B.C., 1970. P. 249, pl. 11:191).


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 30, Plate 33, 4.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication George N. Olcott Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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