Agora Object: P 997
Inventory Number:   P 997
Section Number:   ΣΤ' 472
Title:   Black Figure Olpe Fragment
Category:   Pottery
Description:   Upper part only preserved, mended from several fragments; the handle, a part of the lip, and all the lower part of the vase missing. The curve of the gently swelling body is continuous with the neck; trefoil lip.
Around the lip, a band of black glaze. Below this, surrounding the neck, a procession of four geese moving from right to left, continuing uninterrupted behind the handle; their heads are low on the ground, indicated by a narrow stripe of glaze separating this frieze from the body of the vase. This is covered by the figures of two large Sirens, facing toward the front of the pot, their outstretched wings separated there by two dot rosettes and at the back by the lower attachment of the handle, with a dot rosette above. The decoration is thus continuous around the vase. Added purple for the faces, bodies and upper wings of the Sirens, and for the upper wings, beaks and eyes of the geese. Incision for eyes, eyebrows, ears, hair, bodies, wings and feathers.
Fine buff clay, slightly micaceous. Black glaze inside the neck for a depth of 0.06m. The glaze thin and streaked but sound.
Early Attic.
Context:   Well.
Negatives:   Leica, 80-1-11, 2-322, 2-327
PD Number:   Ptg. 119
Dimensions:   Est. Diam. 0.17; P.H. 0.28
Date:   18 June 1932
Section:   ΣΤ'
Grid:   ΣΤ':63/ΙΑ
Elevation:   -8.50 to -9.50m.
Masl:   -9.5--8.5m.
Deposit:   I 16:4
Period:   Greek
Bibliography:   Hesperia 75 (2006), p. 14, n. 43.
    JdI 76 (1961), pp. 3, 5 (fig. 6), 18, no. 4.
    AJA 37 (1933), p. 242, no. 2.
    ABV, p. 9, no. 15.
    Agora XXIII, no. 671, pl. 64.
    Paralip., p. 7, no. 15.
References:   Publication: Agora XXIII
Publication: Hesperia 75 (2006)
Publication Page: Agora 23, s. 204, p. 188
Publication Page: Agora 23, s. 353, p. 337
Publication Page: Agora 23, s. 463
Drawing: DA 10627
Images (4)
Deposit: I 16:4
Card: P 997
Card: P 997