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Artifact Identification Kothon   (1922.01.0120)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Toilet Articles
  4. :
  5. Beauty Supplies
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Archaic Period (800 - 480 BC), 575 BCE
Culture Greek, Corinthian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 17.6 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 14.6 cm
Dimension 3 (Height) 5.7 cm
Weight 304 g
Measuring Remarks D1 includes the handle. D2 is the body diameter without handles. The base diameter is 10.4 cm.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Brownish Orange ( 2.5 YR 5/8 ) -ns Pale Orange Yellow ( 10 YR 8/3.5) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

CORINTHIAN KOTHON Shape and Ornament: Round body, flaring foot, horizontal strap handle. Shoulder decorated with three narrow bands; two glaze bands, one on lower body and one just above the foot. Four concentric bands on the folded lip. On the shoulder, band of slashes. On the underside of the base, two concentric bands in glaze. Accessory Colors: red: one narrow band, two alternate concentric bands, and alternate slashes. Buff clay, dark brown glaze. Cracked handle, glaze slightly worn. Interior painted brown on bottom of bowl only. About 575 B.C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 2, 5.

Description N/A

M. C. Martelli, Corpus Vasorum Antquorum. Gela 2 (Italia 53), pp. 19-20. Corinth C-36-744 (S. Weinberg, Corinth VII pt. 1 [Cambridge, Mass. 1943], p. 60, no. 217, pl.29) Omaha 1951. 556 (Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Omaha 1 [USA 21]. p. 6, pl.9:5)


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 4, Plate 2, 5.

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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