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Artifact Identification Kothon   (1922.01.0119)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Toilet Articles
  4. :
  5. Beauty Supplies
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Archaic Period (800 - 480 BC), 560–545 BCE
Culture Greek - Corinthian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 19.4 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 17.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 7.0 cm
Weight 290 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Slip
Manufacturing Processes Painting, Throwing, Firing
Munsell Color Information Light Yellowish Brown (10YR 6/6) -Dark yellow slip. Dark Gray to Black (N 2.5/ 4.6% R) -Black paint. Strong Brown (5YR 4/6) -Brown paint.

Research Remarks

Published Description

CORINTHIAN KOTHON Shape and Ornament - Round body, flaring foot horizontal strap handle. Interior completely glazed except for rim and center of base. On exterior rim, concentric red stripes and border of esses. Two thin bands in glaze around the lower body. Stripes on interior rim, upper edge of strap handle, edge of foot, and three concentric circles on underside of foot. Dimensions and Condition - H. 0.071 m.; w. with handles 0.178 m.; d. body 0.145 m.; d. foot 0.091 m. Buff clay, dark brown glaze. Mid sixth century B.C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 2, 7.

Description N/A

Payne, Necrocorinthia, 1931. P. 335, fig. 183.


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 4, Plate 2, 7.

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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