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Mug

Black glazed terracotta vessel with a short, curved handle on one side. Visible cracks indicate fragmentary repair.
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  • Black glazed terracotta vessel with a short, curved handle on one side. Visible cracks indicate fragmentary repair.

Date:

about 460 BCE

Artist:

Greek; Athens

About this artwork

During the course of the 5th and 4th centuries B.C., black vessels (commonly called black-glaze vessels) were made with increasing frequency in both Greece and South Italy. Many of them replicate the shape of metal vessels. Others have detailing that is molded or incised. While the quality of these vessels varies greatly, all would have been less expensive than vessels decorated in other contemporary techniques, for example, in red-figure.

Status

On View, Gallery 151

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Mug

Origin

Greece

Date

460 BCE

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the black-glaze technique

Dimensions

9.2 × 11.7 × 10.2 cm (3 5/8 × 4 5/8 × 4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip D. Armour and Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1889.31

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