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Amphora

Object Number:
MS4833
Current Location:
Culture:
Faliscan
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Orvieto
Narce
Manufacture Location:
Attica
Maker:
Group E
Period:
Archaic Greek Period
Date Made:
c. 550-540 BC
Early Date:
-550
Late Date:
-540
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Black Figure
Iconography:
Warrior
Chariot
Woman
Child
Theseus
Minotaur
Ariadne?
Warfare
Description:
A, warrior leaving home, with chariot. Chariot heading left. At least two male figures are behind the horses. A woman and a warrior at the horses' heads. Woman puts hand on shoulder of a child. B, Theseus and the Minotaur. Theseus and the Minotaur are centrally placed. 5 onlookers, two to the left and three to the right. Four are male; one, to left of Theseus, is female (Ariadne?). E. Dohan in Museum Journal 4 (4): 147-161, believes this object is really from Orvieto.
Outside Diamater:
32cm

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Beazley, John D. 1978. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters.
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[Book] Brommer, Frank. 1960. Vasenlisten zur griechischen Heldensage.
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[Catalogue] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 74, No, 112
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[Article] Dohan, Edith H. 1913. "Attic Vases from Orvieto". The Museum Journal. 4 (4): 147-161.
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[Electronic] 1997. The Perseus Project.
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