Attic Askós with form of bird

UnknownAncient Iberian 425-400 BC

Museo Arqueológico de Alicante MARQ

Museo Arqueológico de Alicante MARQ

This is a small descriptive glass in the form of a duck with a rounded-out body, wings drawn back on its sides, a distinctive tail, and a spherical head turned down with the beak attached to the body of the glass. At the bottom we note a base or small rectangular plinth with a flat bottom. At the end of the duck’s tail and loin there is a slanted bell-shaped spout for pouring. An arced handle connects the spout to the head. The finish is fine and of orange-ochre color.

The piece is painted with black varnish with details of the animal brought forth with fine and precise brushstrokes. On the wings, a series of horizontal lines indicate the plumage, preceded by a vertical band of roe and a palmette. In a similar fashion, the head, beak, and eyes are also detailed with strokes of the same varnish. Another band of roe decorates the base.

C.S.: 5758

ARANEGUI, C. et alii, 1993.
MOYA, R.; RAMÓN, J. J., 2009.
VV.AA., 1992.

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  • Title: Attic Askós with form of bird
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Ancient Iberian 425-400 BC
  • Location: Necrópolis de Cabezo Lucero, Guardamar del Segura (Alicante/Alacant, Spain)
  • Place Part Of: Guardamar del Segura (Alicante/Alacant, Spain)
  • Physical Dimensions: w10.1 x h6.8 x d5.2 cm
  • Type: Pottery
  • Rights: Museo Arqueológico de Alicante MARQ
  • External Link: http://www.marqalicante.com/Paginas/es/catalogo-P434-M1.html


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