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Neck Amphora

Amphora

Object Number:
MS552
Current Location:
Greece Gallery
Culture:
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Vulci
Manufacture Location:
Corinth
Maker:
Politis Painter
Locus:
Tomb 5
Period:
Middle Corinthian Period
Date Made:
595-570 BC
Early Date:
-595
Late Date:
-570
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Iconography:
Girls
Women
Chorus
Offering Tray
Flutist
Man
Couch
Table
Food
Stool
Attendant
Seated Woman
Ceremony
Religion
Horse
Race
Spinning
Description:
Complete, in part mended. Three main zones of decoration: Lower zone, on lower wall; Middle zone, around point of greatest circumference; Shoulder zone. Lower zone: horse race proceeding to left. Middle zone: flutist in middle of obverse followed by chorus of 8 girls holding hands; then still proceeding right to left, a short female with trays of offerings on her head; next, a chorus of 7 girls holding hands followed by 4 women wearing himations, their hands not joined: matrons or priestesses?; last a chorus of 8 more girls ending up with the flute player. Obverse, shoulder panel: to left, a bearded man seated on couch before which is a table with food and a stool; he extends hand to man with staff; behind man on couch is a child and an attendant; behind man with staff is another attendant and at extreme right a seated woman spinning. Reverse, shoulder panel: 6 draped female figures.
Height:
41cm
Outside Diamater:
32cm
Other Number:
6   -   Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Greece (1975 - 1989)
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Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Schaus, Gerald P. & Benson, Jack L. 1995. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: The University Museum. University Museum 2; USA 29. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 46-47; pl. 24, 1-2; pl. 25, 1-2; pl. 26: 1-2
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[Book] Amyx, D. A. 1988. Corinthian Vase-Painting of the Archaic Period. 1-3. : Page/Fig./Plate: 311-312, 494
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[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 99-100, no. 10, pl. LIV
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