Agora Object: P 32918
Inventory Number:   P 32918
Section Number:   ΒΕ 1612
Conservation Number:   2442
Title:   Krater Fragment
Category:   Pottery
Description:   Single rim fragment preserving part of rim and upper body. Glaze very well preserved. Low, slightly flaring rim, flat on top. Rounded body. Scar from strap handle attached at rim, with slight nipple on exterior face of rim to left. Interior painted solid. Top of rim reserved, with sets of eleven cross-strokes (seven groups preserved). Exterior of rim carries zone of chevrons between horizontal bands, two above, three below. Complex shoulder decoration is as preserved from lower left: hatched maeander with band below, framed above by a zone of three zigzags enclosed between bands, above it a zone with single zigzag; to the right, respectively and all enclosed between bands, 1) a zone with the same kind of single zigzag but vertical , 2) a zone of stacked M-ornament, 3) a panel with a horse facing left and star between legs and a right-facing bird above on rump (all in silhouette). To right of panel, under handle area, shoulder painted solid.
Fine orange fabric. Shiny good quality dark brown glaze.
For a similar scheme of decoration, cf. that on globular pyxis Paris A 514 (Coldstream (1968), pl. 4E.). Style is MG II.
Context:   Basket 16.
Notebook Page:   8023
Negatives:   99-10-1a, 98-21-(18,19,20)
Dimensions:   Est. Diam. 0.35; P.H. 0.10
Material:   Ceramic
Date:   23 June 1997
Section:   ΒΕ
Grid:   K/7-1/15,16
Elevation:   52.86m.
Masl:   52.86m.
Deposit:   K 1:5
Basket:   16
Period:   Greek
Bibliography:   Hesperia 68 (1999), p. 266, no. 16, fig. 16.
Is Similar To:   Agora:Object:Coldstream (1968), pl. 4E.
References:   Publication: Hesperia 68 (1999)
Report: 1997 Excavations
Deposit: K 1:5
Card: P 32918