Agora Object: P 840
Inventory Number:   P 840
Section Number:   ΣΤ 696
Title:   Lid Fragments
Category:   Pottery
Description:   Edge preserved, with tooth pattern between bands. Above, zone of waterbirds feeding; one bird and parts of two others preserved, heads in outline, bodies fired red. At inner edge of fragment, a reddish-black stripe.
Pink clay, buff at surface. Inside unglazed. Traces of burning.
For pecking birds cf. P 1764. The New York Nessos Amphora and Stackelberg (1837), Graeber der Hellenen, pl. IX:1 on a Phaleron jug; an unknown motif in Corinth [Payne (1931), Necrocorinthia, p. 76, note]. From an amphora? Orientalizing style.
ADDENDA One more fragment added.
Context:   Terracotta deposit.
Negatives:   Leica, 3-29, 81-529, 81-579
PD Number:   PD 391
Dimensions:   Max. Dim. 0.078; P.Th. 0.01; P.W. 0.05
Date:   15 April 1932
Section:   ΣΤ
Grid:   ΣΤ:45-46/Κ-ΚΒ
Deposit:   H 17:4
Period:   Protoattic
Bibliography:   Hesperia 2 (1933), p. 579, no. 158, figs. 40-41.
    Agora VIII, no. 406.
Is Similar To:   Agora:Object:P 1764.
    Agora:Object:Payne (1931), p. 76, note.
    Agora:Object:Stackelberg (1837), pl. IX:1.
References:   Publication: Agora VIII
Publication: Hesperia 2 (1933)
Publication Page: Agora 8, s. 90, p. 76
Publication Page: Agora 8, s. 128, p. 114
Drawing: PD 391 (DA 5085)
Drawing: PD 2391-9 (DA 5035)
Image: 2012.21.0264 (3-29)
Image: 2012.55.1338 (81-529)
Image: 2012.55.1390 (81-579)
Deposit: H 17:4
Card: P 840