Late-Corinthian Miniature Kalathos (Basket)Archaic-Classical
ca. 550 BCE - 400 BCE
11/16 x 1 1/16 x 1 1/16 in. (1.8 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.56
Geography: Europe, Greece, Corinth
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Votive Objects
Collection: Agnes Newhall Stillwell Collection
This object has the following keywords:
- kalathoi - Ancient Greek wide-mouthed vessels with slightly flaring sides and sometimes a spout on one side near the base.
- Late Corinthian - Refers to the late phase of Corinthian pottery style, dating from around 575 BCE to around 425 BCE, after which Corinth was no longer a major exporter of pottery. It is characterized by continued mass production and repetitive designs with little detail, as well as innovative work created with apparent care. Painting on these vessels typically includes elaborate ornaments arranged in formal patterns, a lively animation of design, and animals with attenuated proportions. During this phase animal scenes were gradually replaced by more scenes of human figures.
- miniatures - Object genre including various types of things that are a smaller or reduced version of an original, such as a likeness or representation on a small scale or a small-scale model.
- votive offerings - Objects or monuments donated by an individual for a public place or shrine, especially in gratitude for deliverance from distress. For those that are, or contain, images, use "ex-votos."
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