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ID number:  BIRRC-X0696
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Archaeology Collection
Title / Object name:  Amphora
Object type:  Ceramic
Date made:  560-550 BC
Materials:  Clay
Measurements:  29.7 x 18.4 x 13.1cm
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Black-figure fineware amphora of pale buff clay. Badly misfired, resulting in much patchy orange over the vessel. Black paint to interior of lip for 4.5cm. Black glazed exterior with reserved metope panel either side, both depicting a panther in simple Corinthian style. The creature moves L-R, lashing its tail and glaring at the viewer. Red details to the neck and ribcage, with other details (haunches, shoulders and face) incised. Beneath the panels, a dark red line runs around the vessel. Colour: fabric 5YR 6/6 (reddish yellow), paint 10YR 3/1 (very dark grey), 10YR 3/3 (dark brown), 10R 4/3, 4/4 and 3/4 (weak red, weak red and dusky red). Complete and in good condition. Minor chipping to the base and rim.

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