Gnathia Alabastron, Oil Flask


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Artifact Identification Gnathia Alabastron, Oil Flask   (1915.03.0228)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Toilet Articles
  4. :
  5. Hygiene Artifacts
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Classical, 350 - 300 BCE
Culture South Italian Greek, Apulian
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 15.1 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 4.8 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 4.4 cm
Weight 125 g
Measuring Remarks D2 is the body diameter. D3 is the foot diameter. The rim diameter is 4.8 cm.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Painting, Glazing, Grooving
Munsell Color Information Black (N2.25/ 3.8%R) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

APULIAN GNATHIA ALABASTRON Piriform body, flaring mouth with convex top, flaring foot with grooved edge. On the upper body are two lines, a band of curling tendril and dots and a band between two lines. most of the body is decorated in oblique cross-hatching bordered below by a band between two lines. On the upper foot are two reserved bands. Also reserved are edge and underside of foot. ACCESSORY COLORS Red: two bands. White: lines and cross-hatching. Yellow: curling tendrils and dots. Ex Olcott Collection. about 350-300 B.C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 61, 2.

Description N/A

Heidelberg U 48 (Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Heidelberg 2 [Deutschland 23], p. 48, pl. 86:2) similar decoration


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 49, Plate 61, 2.

Artifact History

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

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