Debris from a Public Dining Place in the Athenian Agora
In 1972 a large deposit of pottery and other finds from the mid-5th century B.C. were found in a pit just west of the Royal Stoa in the Athenian Agora. It contained many fragments of figured pottery, more than half of which were large drinking vessels. 21 fragments were inscribed with a graffito known to be a mark of public ownership. The authors conclude that the pottery is refuse from one of the public dining facilities that served the magistrates of Classical Athens. The volume examines the archaeological context and chronology of the deposit and gives a detailed analysis of all the finds. A complete catalogue arranges the finds by type and in chronological order.
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5th century added red Agora XII archons ARV2 Athenian Agora Athens Attic Bell-krater Black dilute glaze Boulter bowl chiton chiton and mantle column-krater concave convex Corinthian decoration deposit Diam dining drapery Excavations figure Flaring flat resting surface floor foot glazed circles graffito Greek groove head Hermonax Hesperia Hydria inside joined sherds preserve Kerameikos kraters kylikes Kylix left arm legs lekanis Lekythos loutrophoros lower body lower edge lower wall maeanders maenad micaceous miltos mold Museo neck oinochoe One-handler Painter palmettes pieces pottery Preliminary drawing probably profile to right Psykter Raised base red-figured Relief lines reserve band Rheneia cup right arm right hand ring base Royal Stoa Saltcellar shape Shear Shiny black glaze shoulder skyphos slightly stemless cup Stemmed dish Stoa of Zeus suggests syssitia Talcott Tholos torso trace Type Underside reserved unglazed upper vases vessels wali ware wears woman
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Page xi - Pottery of the mid-fifth century from a well in the Athenian Agora.
Page xi - HA Thompson and RE Wycherley, The Athenian Agora, XIV, The Agora of Athens (Princeton, 1972), pp. 66-8, 103-4. The date is based largely upon the evidence of the stamped amphora handles in the fill. VR Grace, "Les timbres amphorlques grecs," Exploration archeologique de Dtlos 27 (Paris, 1970), pp.