Corinth Object: Z 1
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Object
Name:   Z 1
Category:   Miscellaneous
Category Code:   Z
Object Number:   1
Description:   A peculiar diminutive vase in the form of a bird with extended wings. The heavy stem through which an opening seems to have communicated with the interior of the pot, did not provide a vertical support, but was adjusted at an oblique angle, slanting down forward. This fact and the curved shape of the fracture, with which the stem now ends, suggest that our little
0vase is part of a kernos, having been one of several similar vessels attached to, and connected by, a horizontal tubular ring. This bird is crudely represented. It has broad horizontal wings, flat on top. The head is only roughly indicated without details. The mouth of the vase, which is relatively narrow indicates that the general shape of the vessel is an askos. (Blegen, Zygouries, 81-83)
Decoration:   Wings: and marked by careless oblique incisions, which are no doubt intended to represent feathers. On the side of the pot above the wings are similar incised lines. The surface is coated with a durable hard slip and is well polished. Its color is an almost uniform grayish black. (Blegen, Zygouries, 81-83)
Material:   Gray clay of finely sifted paste
Condition:   Missing parts. Black clay bird vessel (MD 2-10) missing upper part of side and lower end of stem
Dimensions Actual:   W across wings: 0.064; W from back to beak: 0.065; Stem width: 0.035; wings L: 0.035; Wings project 0.08; Mouth: 0.018
Dimensions Preserved:   H: 0.05
Period:   Early Helladic
Area:   Zygouries
Findspot Description:   Zygouries
Bibliography:   Zygouries pg 81-83; pl XXI.6
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
References:   Publication: Blegen, Zygouries: a prehistoric settlement ... 1928
Monument: Zygouries
Image: bw 1998 063 19a