Black Figure Mastoid Cup


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Artifact Identification Black Figure Mastoid Cup   (1922.01.0037)
  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), 500 – 450 BCE
Culture Greek, Attic
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 10.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 7.8 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 4.2 cm
Weight 120 g
Measuring Remarks D1 is the diameter at the widest part of the vessel. D3 is the diameter of the base.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Black (N 2.75/) -ns Moderate Yellowish Pink ( 10 R 7.5/4) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

ATTICE BLACK-FIGURE MASTOID Convex body with offset rim and a flat bottom. Interior completely glazed. Glaze band and reserved band below figures, lower body glazed. Subject: A, leaping dog facing right between two eyes. Vine in background. B, dancing satyr between two eyes with ivy in background. Accessory Colors: White: irises of all four eyes. Found near Chiusi. First half of the fifth century B.C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 13, 5-6.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 14, Plate 13, 5-6.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication University of Marburg Archaeological Seminar Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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