Tomb and Item:
Tomb 34, P6
Red on Black
Four non-joining rim and body fragments from a small bowl. Slight carination 10mm below rim. Rim flares slightly to a point, with flattened downsloping interior. Wall of uneven thickness, in places thinning to 2mm. Both interior and exterior vary in colour from red-brown to dark grey/brown. Few very small round white and medium-sized black and grey quadrangular inclusions. Painted on interior and exterior with a multiple brush (16 lines). Multiple sets of multiple vertical lines pendent from rim on interior and exterior. These alternate between shorter and longer examples (with the longer made up of more than one application of the multiple brush). Drawn. Sampled by Maria Dikomitou, 2006.
General shape: small open -- Extent preserved: >1/3 -- Parts: rim -- Joins: 6 -- Rim course: flaring -- Rim profile: thinning -- Rim end: pointed -- Rim diameter - general: 100-200 -- Rim diameter - specific: 130 -- Wall below rim: 3 -- Wall - body: 3 -- Exterior slip: thin -- Interior slip: thin -- Exterior lustre: slight -- Interior lustre: matt -- Paint lustre: matt -- Mottling - interior: none -- Mottling - exterior: none -- Colour - exterior: 2.5YR6/6, 5YR4/1 -- Colour interior: 2.5YR6/6, 5YR4/1 -- Colour - paint: 2.5YR5/6 -- Colour - fabric: 5YR6/6 -- Burnish: even -- Texture: very fine -- Inclusions - number: few -- Inclusions - size: small -- Inclusions - colour: black, white, grey -- Hardness: medium-hard -- Core presence: none -- Decoration technique: painted -- Decoration quality: fine