Agora Object: P 2698
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Object
Name:   P 2698
Inventory Number:   P 2698
Section Number:   Α 766
Title:   Red Figure Cup: Type C and Inscribed
Category:   Pottery
Description:   Mended from many pieces; parts of cup and rim, all of one handle and part of the other and most of the foot, restored in plaster. The preserved fragment of the foot does not join directly. Offset rim; ring around bottom of stem; shallow step on top of foot.
Inside: Within medallion, discus thrower left, at the moment just before the throw. In red, on the right side of the medallion, the inscription (in two lines, vertically): <graphic> . Relief contours. The inner drawing in relief lines; five black dots on the discus. The hairline reserved, with dots of glaze added separately to form a scalloped line.
Reserved: the insides of the handles and the space between; the outer edge of the foot and the resting surface. On the edge of the lip, the glaze has worn off.
Glazed black: the offset rim, inside and out; also the outsides of the handles, a band around the bottom of the stem, a narrow line on the top of the foot, and a wider one on the underside.
Elsewhere: inside, outside and beneath, glazed sealing-wax red, here and there slightly mottled with black. At the junction of cup and handle this red glaze may be seen to pass over the black of the handle: hence the red is a different composition from the black, and the contrast in color not simply the result of careful firing. The red is slightly less lustrous than the black, and more uneven. It has worn much less well. Otherwise, in texture and character, it closely resembles the black, and in color it differs little if at all from the red produced by stacking or by misfiring. (For a good example of the latter, cf. P 1310; for two other instances of the intentional two-color effect, cf. P 1265 and P 2772. Both these also show the red glaze red over onto the black.)
A further note as to the foot: "A non-joining fragment which certainly, I think, is part of the base of this kylix has been found. We have placed it and restored the rest of the base on the analogy Casky, Geom. #149, p. 195; cf. also Hambidge, p. 117-Yale 165. It was necessary to fill the conical hollow within the base almost entirely with plaster in order to strengthen the stem. It may therefore be noted that the hollow within the stem is reserved as far down as preserved and that the underside of the base is red as far up as preserved. The dividing line between the red and the reserved is thus lost and there is no sure guide for restoring the height. It is likely that as we have restored it, it is a millimetre or so too low." EV
Cf. Hesperia 55 (1986), pp. 6, 13, no. 10, fig. 6.
ΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΦΗ:   Ερυθρόμορφη κύλιξ, με παράσταση δισκοβόλου. Λείπουν θράυσματα από το χείλος, το σώμα, η μία λαβή και τμήμα από την άλλη. Αποκατεστημένη με γύψο.
Notes:   No. 381.
Context:   Rectangular rockcut shaft.
Negatives:   Leica, 3-414, 3-110, 3-111, XXIV-46, XXXV-56, XXXV-57, 85-65, 85-71, color slide
PD Number:   PD 2630-18, Ptg. 167, Ptg. 177
Dimensions:   Diam. (medallion) 0.088, (rim) 0.221; Est. Diam. (base) 0.094; H. 0.10, (rim) 0.026
Date:   August-September 1932
Section:   Α
Elevation:   -8.45m.
Masl:   -12m.
Deposit:   G 6:3.1
Period:   Greek
Bibliography:   Museum Guide (2014), pp. 159-160, fig. 97.
    Lynch (2007a), p. 209, figs. 179A, B.
    AgoraPicBk 25 (2003), p. 20, fig. 15.
    Guide (1976), p. 243.
    Guide (1962), pp. 159-160.
    Hesperia 15 (1946), no. 52, pl. 35.
    AJA 37 (1933), p. 311.
    Art and Archaeology 34 (November-December 1933), p. 294.
    Hesperia 2 (1933), p. 460, fig. 9.
    Agora XXX, no. 1566, pl. 148.
Published Type:   P 1310
    P 1265
    P 2772
    Hesperia 55 (1986), pp. 6, 13, no. 10, fig. 6.
References:   Publications (6)
Publication Page: Agora 30, s. 360, p. 341
Publication Page: Agora 30, s. 389, p. 370
Publication Page: Agora 30, s. 586
Drawing: PD 2630-18 (DA 8120)
Drawing: DA 10552
Drawing: DA 12996
Images (19)
Object: Agora XXX, no. 1566
Deposit: G 6:3
Deposit: G 6:3.1
Notebook: Α-8
Notebook Page: Α-8-72 (pp. 1493-1494)
Cards and Envelopes (4)