Agora Object: P 576
Inventory Number:   P 576
Section Number:   ΣΤ 537
    Ε 790
    ΟΕ 272
Title:   Vessel Fragment
ΤΙΤΛΟΣ:   Τμήμα κλειστού αγγείου που διατηρεί παράσταση ανδρικών ποδιών 650 π.X. περίπου
Category:   Pottery
Description:   a) Fragment of very large pot: Protoattic? Mended from two pieces.
Legs of two figures running, passing each other in opposite directions. Painted brown with heavy outlines against buff ground. When found, the surface between the outlines was covered with a soft powdery purple which disappeared when the sherds were placed in water. Where the leg of one figure crosses that of the other, a dim outline indicates that the portions not seen were drawn complete.
Pinkish-buff clay, finely finished surface. Inside unpainted.
Cf. Praisos plate, Pfuhl (1923), fig. 57.
ADDENDA a) Part of a third figure to the right in fragment a). Lustrous black paint outlines; flesh painted in a color that had a soft purple surface when first excavated but that disappeared when the sherds were washed, leaving a dull reddish-brown. Traces of erroneous preliminary drawing, which were scratched away between the left pair of legs and erased and then covered with paint in the other cases.
Ca. middle of 7th c. B.C.
Ε 790, joining to a). New Grid: I 10; Eponymoi, cut E, Great Drain footing trench, layer V; Nb. p. 1826. Parts of buttocks of two male nude figures back to back. Buff clay, figures outlined with black paint, flesh dull red-brown. 12 July 1967.
b) Another small piece [Max. Dim. 0.075; Th. 0.012] found later, does not join; it shows part of an arm or the leg of a smaller person.
c) Additional fragment, non-joining (ΟΕ 272), from Metroon Pit, north extension, layer VI, from container 129, Nb. p. 432. The votive deposit at the foot of Areopagus, from which came the other fragments (P 576, ΣΤ 537) lies 150m. to the south. 22 March 1938 [P.H. 0.065; P.W. 0.05].
Wall fragment, broken all around. Parts of four legs(?), outlined in dark brown, filled in with light brown on a reserved ground. Pale yellow clay, with brown grit.
ΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΦΗ:   Απότμημα από μεγάλο Πρωτοαττικό αγγείο. Αποτελείται από δύο τμήματα. Διακρίνονται τα πόδια από δύο μορφές που τρέχουν σε αντίθετες κατευθύνσεις.
Negatives:   Leica, 2-151, 3-15, 81-574, 80-16-12, 80-56-3, 80-56-4
PD Number:   PD 387, Ptg. 233
Dimensions:   Max. Dim. a) 0.207, b) 0.075; P.H. a) 0.115, c) 0.065; P.W. c) 0.05; P.Th. 0.012
Date:   21 April 1932
Section:   ΣΤ
Grid:   ΣΤ:44/ΙΘ
Elevation:   65.60m.
Masl:   65.6m.
Deposit:   H 17:4
Lot:   Lot ΣΤ 144
Period:   Protoattic
Bibliography:   Hesperia 87 (2018), table 2, p. 644; p. 647, n. 40; p. 653.
    Museum Guide (2014), p. 129.
    Guide (1976), p. 233.
    Guide (1962), p. 154.
    BSA 35 (1934-1935), pp. 195, 218.
    Hesperia 2 (1933), no. 133, pp. 572-574, figs. 31-32.
    Agora VIII, no. 649.
Is Similar To:   Agora:Object:Pfuhl (1923), fig. 57.
References:   Publications (4)
Publication Page: Agora 8, s. 119, p. 105
Publication Page: Agora 8, s. 128, p. 114
Report: 1967 Ε
Report Page: 1967 Ε, s. 17
Drawing: PD 387 (DA 6750)
Drawing: DA 10664
Images (9)
Deposit: H 17:4
Notebook: Ε-10
Notebook: Ε-11
Notebook: ΟΕ-3
Notebook Pages (4)
Card: P 576
Card: P 576