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Amphora

Object Number:
MS3441
Current Location:
Greece Gallery
Culture:
Attic
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Orvieto
Manufacture Location:
Attica
Maker:
Painter of Berlin 1686
Period:
Archaic Greek Period
Date Made:
550-540 BC
Early Date:
-550
Late Date:
-540
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Black Figure
Iconography:
Birth of Athena
Zeus
Hera
Athena
Poseidon
Amphitrite
Apollo
Eileithyia
Ares
Dog
Dipinto
Siren
Animal
Description:
Amphora, Type A. A. Birth of Athena L. to r., female figure, Apollo, Zeus with Athena on thigh, female figure, Ares with dog. Bird with female head above (Siren) Greeted by Eileithuia, goddess of child birth. B: "Zeus and Hera, both seated; with Poseidon, Amphitrite, Ares and others" L. to r., female figure (Amphitrite?), Poseidon, Zeus and Hera, Ares, a female figure; overlapping male and female figures. Nonsense inscriptions in field.
Height:
58cm
Outside Diamater:
38cm

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)
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Classical Gallery: Greece (1975 - 1989)
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Mini Greek Exhibit (09 Oct 1989 - 1994)
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Bibliography:

[Electronic] 1997. The Perseus Project.
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[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York. : Page/Fig./Plate: 434
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[Book] Beazley, John D. 1978. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 296, no. 3
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[Book] Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (Second Edition).
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[Article] Clement, Paul A. 1955. "Geryon and Others in Los Angeles". Hesperia. 24 (1): 1-24. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 9-10 & pl. 6
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[Article] Beazley, J. D. 1931. "Groups of Mid-Sixth-Century Black Figure". The Annual of the British School at Athens. 32: 1-22.
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[Catalogue] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 75-6, No. 108
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[Article] Hall, Edith H. 1912. "Two Black-figure Amphorae with Scenes Portraying the Birth of Athena". The Museum Journal. 3 (4): 68-75.
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[Article] Furtwangler, Adolf. 1904. Neue Denkmäler antiker Kunst: Antiken in den Museen von Amerika III (SB. Munch 1905).
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