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Object Number:
58-20-3
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Corinthian
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Manufacture Location:
Corinth
Maker:
Boread Painter
Period:
Late Corinthian Period
Date Made:
570-565 BC
Early Date:
-570
Late Date:
-565
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Iconography:
Boread
Description:
The bottom is flat enough to serve as a secure stand-surface. Small omphalos in a depression at center. Small close-set tongues based on narrow line encircling broad band at aperture on disk. Handle glazed. Tongues on neck. Decoration on front of body: Boread, bearded with forelocks, careful incision, plentiful added purple on face, garments, feathers of wings. At back under handle a large standing bird right, head turned back. Thick filling ornament in field, incised rosettes.
Credit Line:
Gift of the Volunteers of America

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Etruscan (1975 - 2000)
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Bibliography:

[Electronic] 1997. The Perseus Project.
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[Book] Schaus, Gerald P. & Benson, Jack L. 1995. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: The University Museum. University Museum 2; USA 29. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 46; pl. 23, 5-8
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[Book] Amyx, D. A. 1988. Corinthian Vase-Painting of the Archaic Period. 1-3. : Page/Fig./Plate: 183
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