Ure Museum Database

Accession_Number 26.4.4
Shape Stamnos-pyxis
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Munsell_color 7.5YR 8/4
Decoration The rim of the mouth has a thin redish band round it, below is reserved, and then there is another thin reddish band. The handles begin just below this band, but rise above the mouth of the pot. The outside of the handles are black, the inside reserved. On either side of each handle are small blunt spurs (four in total). The main zone of the body is decorated, on either side, with lotuses between palmettes. Between the spurs and the handles are ivy leaves (three with stems, one without). Beneath each handle, there is a palmette. Below the main zone are three red bands, a thin one on either side of a thick one. There is then a reserved space, before another thin band, below which is a thick one. The molded foot has reserved ridges on either side of a reddish-black one. The base of the foot is also reserved. The inside of the pot is red.
Condition Restored from many separate pieces. Glaze on the rim is slightly worn, as are the handles. The outer surface is worn. There is a greyish-white deposit in patches all over the surface, especially around the spurs and the reserved area of the main zone, as well as the top of the foot. On the top ridge of the foot, there is a hole. Colour on the inside of the pot has mostly worn away, leaving only more of the same grey deposit. Lid missing.
Technique/Style Floral ware
Period Late Classical
Date 400-375
Artist Branteghem Workshop
Attribution Related to

Oblique view, from slightly above, of the front of a Boeotian Floral-ware stamnos-pyxis.

Top view of a Boeotian Floral-ware stamnos-pyxis, showing interior, rim, handles, and spurs.

Front view of a Boeotian Floral-ware stamnos-pyxis.

3/4-side view of a Boeotian Floral-ware stamnos-pyxis.
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 18.3; AJA 57 (1953) pl. 72, fig. 36.
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Height 16.2
Diameters Mouth. 9.4; foot 8.4
Handle_height 6.1
Other_dims. H. (excluding handles) 15.1
Location History - Excavation shed (middle shelf)
Edited_by Georgina; Karen
Date_edited 07.08.2002; 05.04.2004
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