Agora Object: P 641
Inventory Number:   P 641
Section Number:   ΣΤ 567
Title:   Amphora Fragment with Paint Decoration
Category:   Pottery
Description:   Fragment from neck, mended from two pieces. The neck curves outward toward shoulder and rim; at the lip, a heavy band.
An octopus painted in cream over black to red glaze; pattern broken away at left; most of the body of the octopus, with one tenacle, and parts of two others, remain.
Coarse pink clay with bits. Inside, cream slip with a band of glaze near the top.
A most unusual piece; cf. P 1731, which shows a common shape at this period. Light on Dark style, probably to be dated in the 1st half of 7th c. B.C.
ADDENDA Large joining fragments with part of the octopus found on 19 March 1935, in Section B (38-40/Η-Ζ), in sand fill under the road. H. as joined, ca. 0.13; greatest chord, at shoulder, ca. 0.195m.
Notes:   down to 4.70m. Fragments from two deposits.
Context:   Pit E.
Negatives:   Leica, 3-58, 7-524, 8-66, 81-577
PD Number:   PD 388
Dimensions:   Max. Dim. 0.188; P.H. ca. 0.13; P.Th. 0.013; Chord ca. 0.195
Date:   26 April 1932
Section:   ΣΤ
Grid:   ΣΤ:44/ΙΕ
Elevation:   -4.70m.
Masl:   -4.7m.
Deposit:   H 17:4
    F-G 12:1
Period:   Greek
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 2 (1939), no. B 58, p. 123, fig. 88.
    Agora VIII, no. 592.
Is Similar To:   Agora:Object:P 1731
References:   Publication: Agora VIII
Publication: Hesperia Suppl. 2 (1939)
Publication Page: Agora 8, s. 113, p. 99
Publication Page: Agora 8, s. 128, p. 114
Drawing: PD 388 (DA 5097)
Image: 2012.21.0293 (3-58)
Image: 2012.26.0341 (8-66)
Image: 2012.55.1388 (81-577)
Deposit: F-G 12:1
Deposit: H 17:4
Notebook: Β-9
Notebook Page: Β-9-5 (p. 1582)
Card: P 641
Card: P 641