Agora Object: P 7947
Inventory Number:   P 7947
Section Number:   Ι 811
Title:   Red Figure Oinochoe Fragment with Gilded Decoration
Category:   Pottery
Description:   Neck and shoulder fragment from an oinochoe type III; non-joining fragment from lower edge of panel. Around the neck, a band of encircled palmettes; springing from both sides of this band, long narrow leaves alternating with large berries on thin stems. At left, the top of the head of a female figure, right. Below, a partly draped bearded male figure, right; in his left hand a lotus-topped staff or scepter. only the upper part of the figure preserved; the right arm missing. Drapery falls over the left shoulder; a laurel wreath around the head. To the right of the fragment, at the center of the figured decorations, a large bird flies right; part of one wing missing (an eagle?).
On the non-joining fragment, above a maeander and checkerboard border, the forelegs of two horses, galloping right. Relief contours throughout, but very poorly preserved; clear only on parts of the palmette band; elsewhere the glaze has flaked away, leaving a pale outline, beneath. Added clay for the berries of the neck decoration, and for a berry on the wreath. The eagle's plumage is entirely rendered in fine lines of added clay, over which has been laid gold leaf. Of the gold leaf a portion remains on the bird's wing; elsewhere the relief shows the pinkish color of sizing.
Glazed inside shiny black to the bottom of the neck; at the shoulder, unglazed, below, thin wash. The glaze outside is severely mottled in firing.
Notes:   Top of 13th. meter.
Context:   Well.
Negatives:   Leica, VI-59, XLIII-11, XLIX-86, XLIX-85
PD Number:   PD 503, PD 502
Dimensions:   P.H. a) 0.125, b) ca. 0.05
Date:   26 May 1936
Section:   Ι
Grid:   Ι:2/ΣΤ
Elevation:   -13.00m.
Masl:   -13m.
Deposit:   R 13:1.2
Period:   Greek
Bibliography:   Hoorn (1951), no. 185, figs. 381-382.
    Agora XXX, no. 661, pl. 71.
    Agora XXX, no. 662, pl. 70.
References:   Publication: Agora XXX
Publication Pages (6)
Drawing: PD 502 (DA 6693)
Drawing: PD 503 (DA 6704)
Images (7)
Object: Agora XXX, no. 661
Object: Agora XXX, no. 662
Deposit: R 13:1
Deposit: R 13:1.2
Card: P 7947
Card: P 7947