Tomb and Item:
Tomb 789, P58
White Painted III
Non-joining base, body and handle fragments from a jug. Almost biconical body, thick flat slightly raised base. Lower part of vertical handle preserved, inserted through wall. Body divided into two horizontal decorative zones. On upper body, vertical double-framed crosshatched panels alternating with thick vertical wavy lines. Three-line vertical zig-zag on surface of handle and below handle to mid-body. Solid paint on sides of handle and at base of zig-zag. On lower body vertical double-framed crosshatched panels, alternating with thick vertical wavy lines and a solid vertical chequerboard. Horizontal band around edge of base. Base decoration worn. Probably solid paint or crossing bands. Drawn. Sampled by Maria Dikomitou, 2006.
General shape: large closed -- Extent preserved: <1/3 -- Parts: handle, base, body -- Joins: 26 -- Base type: flat -- Handle type: vertical -- Handle section: rectangle -- Height - maximum diameter: 90 -- Diameter - body: 170 -- Diameter - base: 53 -- Wall - body: 5 -- Wall - base: 11 -- Handle section 1: 13 -- Handle section 2: 14 -- Exterior slip: thin -- Exterior lustre: matt -- Paint lustre: medium -- Mottling - exterior: none -- Colour - exterior: 10YR8/3 7.5YR7/4 -- Colour - paint: 2.5YR4/4 2.5YR5/4 -- Colour - fabric: 10YR6/2 -- Texture: fine -- Inclusions - number: few -- Inclusions - size: small -- Inclusions - colour: white -- Hardness: medium-soft -- Core presence: none -- Decoration technique: painted -- Decoration quality: medium