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Attic Black-Figure Sherd

ca. 700 BCE - ca. 500 BCE

4 3/16 x 2 5/8 x 3/8 in. (10.6 x 6.7 x 1 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.1574
Other Number(s): R 1931 (Lewes House Register)
10 or 11 (Joseph Clark Hoppin's "Warren" Purchase List Number)
Geography: Europe, Greece, Attica
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
Culture/Nationality: Attic Greek
Findspot: Athens

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  • Attic - Style and culture of the region of Attica. For culture particular to the capital of Attica, Athens, use "Athenian."
  • Black-figure - Refers to a style of Greek vase painting that developed from the Geometric and Orientalizing styles. It appeared in Corinth around 720 BCE, flourished in Attica by 600 BCE, and was found in Sparta, eastern Greece, and elsewhere, until the Red-figure style gradually replaced it in the late sixth century BCE. The style is characterized by a particular technique, which is characterized by the use of a refined slip, a two-stage firing process, and sintering to create black figures in silhouette on a red ground. Details were incised into the black figures or applied in purple or white pigment.
  • loutrophoros-amphorae - The most common shape of loutrophoros; it resembles a tall neck amphora but differs in its narrow proportions and elongated handles, with the space between the neck and handles occasionally partly filled in.
  • processions - Occasions consisting of a group of people moving in orderly succession in a formal ceremonial context. For large public processions of a festive nature, often including floats and marching bands and held in honor of an anniversary, person, or event, use "parades."
  • sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
  • vase paintings - Refers to two-dimensional decoration applied to pottery by using paint made of metallic oxides or other pigments held in suspension in slip or another medium. The term is particularly used to refer to Ancient Greek red- and black-figure works. See also "porcelain paintings (visual works)."

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Ancient Life on Greek Pottery Bryn Mawr College , Mar 30, 2015 – Jun 1, 2015

  • Owner Name: Joseph Clark Hoppin
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Acquisition Method: Purchased from Edward Perry Warren
    Disposal Method: Donated to Bryn Mawr College
    Ownership Start Date: 1901
    Ownership End Date: 1901

  • Owner Name: Edward Perry Warren
    Role: Buyer, Collector, Seller
    Place: Lewes House, England
    Acquisition Method: unknown
    Disposal Method: Sold to Joseph Clark Hoppin
    Ownership Start Date: 1901 or before
    Ownership End Date: 1901
    Remarks: From Athens

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