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Artifact Identification Alabastron   (1922.01.0108)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Toilet Articles
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  5. Hygiene Artifacts
Artist/Maker Attibuted to the Painter of Athens 12279
Geographic Location
Period/Date Archaic Period (800 - 480 BC), 575 – 550 BCE
Culture Greek, Corinthian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 22.1 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 11.2 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 7.0 cm
Weight 496 g
Measuring Remarks D3 is the diameter of the alabastron lip.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Dark Purplish Red (7.5 RP 3/6 ) -ns Pale Orange Yellow ( 10 YR 8/3.5) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

CORINTHIAN ALABASTRON Shape and Ornament: Ovoid body, flat base. Concentric bands on flat surface of mouth, dots on edge of lip. On the neck tongues and concentric bands. More bands below cock, three concentric bands also on underside of base. Accessory Colors: Purple dots on left wing and crest. Subject: On the body, a large cock to right with spreading wing. Large rosettes on reverse. Found in Italy. Attributed to the Painter of Athens 12279 by D. Amyx. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 3, 5-6.

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Athens 12279 (Payne, Necrocorinthia, 1931. P. 319, no. 1226) and Leipzig 381 (Payne, ibid., p. 319, no. 1225A). Leipzig T 2336 (Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Leipzig I [Deutschland 14], p. 35, pl. 26:4–6).


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 5-6, Plate 3, 5-6. Photo: Spurlock Museum, Fall 2006, p. 19.

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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