|Collection:||Cambridge, Harvard University Art Museums|
|Summary:||Water birds on shoulder; floral ornament on neck; banding, rays.|
|Date:||ca. 660 BC - ca. 640 BC|
H. 0.0204 m.; D. 0.0103 m.
|Ceramic Phase:||Middle Proto-Attic|
unbroken; minor nicks and spalls on surface.
Neck Three large stylized plants, each consisting of a palmette with tall, lyre-shaped tendrils, the latter connected by horizontal stripes framing lozenges (sides) or dots (front). Smaller voluting tendrils emerge on either side of each palmette are linked to their neighbor by triple stripes. On the back are five horizontal stripes framed by paired vertical stripes. The mouth is black, and there are horizontal stripes on the handle. Body: On the shoulder are seven water birds — geese or swans — walk to the right, each preceded by a swastika at throat level and, at head level, three wavy lines possibly indicating water. The wings are incised. Below, around the middle of the body, is a broad black band framed above and below by five narrow stripes rendered with diluted, brown glaze. The black band is divided in segments by seven pairs of vertical white stripes. On the lower body is a zone of large black rays.
Trefoil mouth; tall, wide neck; body narrow and tapering; simple ring foot; cylindrical handle from shoulder to rim. Chase (
Gift of C. E. Norton and Mr. Richard Norton. Marked "Greece 1865."