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Amphora

Object Number:
68-36-4
Current Location:
Culture:
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Vulci
Manufacture Location:
Attica
Locus:
Osteria
Tomb 37
Period:
Archaic Greek Period
Date Made:
500 BC
Early Date:
-599
Late Date:
-500
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Black Figure
Iconography:
Ajax
Cassandra
Warriors
Charioteer
Athena
Iliad
Warfare
Chariot
Armor
Description:
Black-figured neck amphora. Disk foot, entirely glazed on exterior. Moulding between foot and body painted purple. On lower body 3 bands of designs: from bottom up: tongue pattern, lotus(?) buds; pairs of outline compass(?) leaves. Above figured scenes a row of alternating purple and black tongue pattern. A purple moulding at join of body and neck. On neck, framed double palmettes, one pointing up, the other down, with a chain pattern between. Echinus lip, glazed black. Triple handles black on exterior and part of interior. A) 5 figures, l. to r.: (1) standing draped male facing right with staff; (2) Ajax in full armor attacking (3) Cassandra, a diminutive figure clutching knees of (4) statue of Athena; (5) armed warrior running to right looking back. B) Chariot scene, 6 figures, l. to r.: nude warrior, helmet & spear; (2) & (3) charioteer and armed warrior in 4 horse chariot; (4) old man facing left; (5) helmeted warrior w. spears (6) at r. fully armed warrior with spears.
Credit Line:
Museum Purchase; funded in Memory of Hugh Kirkwood Duffield

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Connelly, Joan B. 1993. Narrative and Image in the Attic Vase Painting - Ajax and Kassandra at the Trojan palladion. 88-129.
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[Book] 1986. Glencairn Exhibition Catalogue. p. 4.
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[Book] 1962. Vulci. Zona dell'"Osteria". Scavi della "Hercle".
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