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Athenian black-gloss drinking cup (bolsal)

Object Details

Title:

Athenian black-gloss drinking cup (bolsal)

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Greek (Attic)

Place:

Athens, Greece, Europe (Place Created)

Date:

about 400 B.C.

Medium:

Terracotta

Object Number:

2016.79.1

Dimensions:

28 cm (11 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift of Constance Jordan

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Object Description

Deep drinking vessel with horizontal handles (bolsal), painted black inside and out. Three incised lines run around the exterior of the rim. Concentric rings on the underside are reserved.

Provenance
Provenance
between 1958 and 1961 - about 1984

Sir Walter Fraser Oakeshott, 1903 - 1987 (Eynsham, Oxfordshire), given to Constance Jordan, about 1984.

about 1984-2016

Constance Jordan (Altadena, California), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2016.

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