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By Susan I. Rotroff, John H. Oakley

In 1972 a wide deposit of pottery and different unearths from the mid-5th century B.C. have been present in a pit simply west of the Royal Stoa within the Athenian Agora. It contained many fragments of figured pottery, greater than half which have been huge consuming vessels. 21 fragments have been inscribed with a graffito recognized to be a mark of public possession. The authors finish that the pottery is refuse from one of many public eating amenities that served the magistrates of Classical Athens. the amount examines the archaeological context and chronology of the deposit and provides an in depth research of the entire unearths. an entire catalogue arranges the reveals via sort and in chronological order.

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All have instead a continuouslycurvingprofile;on 208, however,there is a slight flaringbelow the rim. 25At least one of these was public property,for 206 has a ECgraffitoon its floor. There were also two miniatures(cf. 209), a variantnot noted in AgoraXII. Black one-handlers(210-214) were more difficultto identify in fragments,since their feet could not be distinguishedfrom those of bowls of other types. Rims, however,could be recognized,and rim fragmentswith handles attachednumbered27. 27All the bodies showed a continuouscurve.

337). The only well-preservedexample lacking a foot (338; Howland Type 21 A) is glazed all over its sides, suggestingthat it is not among the earliest of its type; it may date in the first quarter of the 5th century. 339 conformsto Howland Type 21 B but is unusual in its over-all glazing and the round cross-sectionof its handle. A close parallel in the Kerameikossuggestsa date between 460 and 430. g. 342; Howland Type 22 B). 340 (one of eight fragments)is identicalin rim shape, glazing pattern, and its unusual gray, micaceous fabric to examples of Howland Type 21 D, but unlike Howland's pieces it has a raised base.

49 AgoraXII, p. 78. g. 274); some of the feet (284-287) could also come from lekythoi of this sort. g. 275) could be identifiedfrom the distinctivemouth and the patterneddecoration on the belly (maeander,runningdog, dots, oblique lines). Our examplesmost closelyresemble the earlier ones in the series and probablydate around425. Perhaps they took over the function of the deep askos, which went out of productionat about this time. The horizontally ribbed276 is probablyalso from a squat lekythos. OINOCHOE The oinochoe was an extremely popular shape, and it should be better representedin our deposit than it is.

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