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ID number:  BIRRC-X0706
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Archaeology Collection
Title / Object name:  Whole cup
Object type:  Ceramic
Culture:  Rhodian
Date made:  Geometric, late 8th - early 7th century B.C.
Materials:  Clay
Measurements:  13.7 x 33.72 x 25.4 cm

Large two-handled fineware cup of pale buff clay, with reddish-black paint decoration. Substantial misfire to exterior surface. Interior and exterior of cup painted brownish-black. Exterior reserved areas to the lip, which is painted with three separate series of vertical lines; two reserved areas beneath and to the underside of the handles; and two large reserved panels on either side of the body, filled with geometric motifs: cross-hatching, diamonds, meanders, vertical lines. The diamonds are cross-hatched on Side A, but filled in and surrounded by dots on Side B. The underside of the foot is decorated with a swirl of paint. Restored, with some areas partially reconstructed with plaster. Colour: fabric 10YR 7/4 (very pale brown), paint 5YR 3/2 (dark reddish brown), 2.5YR 5/6 (red). Cup with two horizontal handles, geometric decoration in red / brown paint, cross hatched angular and diamond shaped areas, linear. Painted dark brown inside. Labelled on base 'Rhodes 1900 V34'. Paint is well-preserved but pot has been restored from fragments.

Inscriptions / Translations:  'Rhodes 1900'

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