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Neck Amphora

Object Number:
MS5466
Current Location:
Greece Gallery
Culture:
Greek
Provenience:
Italy
Campania
Capua
Manufacture Location:
Attica
Period:
Classical Greek Period
Date Made:
470-450 BC
Early Date:
-470
Late Date:
-450
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Red Figure
Iconography:
Apollo
Artemis
Altar
Bow
Pitcher
Lyre
Dionysos
Maenad
Oinochoe
Snake
Thyrsus
Kantharos
Palmettes
Description:
Neck amphora (with twisted handles). A) Apollo and Artemis. Artemis at left, Apollo at right, an altar, with volutes, between them; both standing. Artemis, holding bow and arrows in left hand, seems to be pouring from a pitcher onto the altar. Apollo, playing an unsupported lyre with his left hand, pours a libation from a phiale onto the altar. B) Dionysos and a maenad. Maenad at left, Dionysos at right. Maenad wears leopard's skin, holds oinochoe in right hand and a snake in the other. Dionysos faces her, standing, thyrsus in left hand and kantharos in right. Intact, in excellent condition except as noted below.
Height:
47.7cm
Outside Diamater:
23.5cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from E. Canessa

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

[Electronic] 1997. The Perseus Project.
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[Article] Boardman, John. 1979. "The Athenian Pottery Trade: The Classical Period". Expedition. 21 (4): 33-39.
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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). : Page/Fig./Plate: 394,
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[Book] Beazley, John D. 1963. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters. : Page/Fig./Plate: 593, 1660
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[Article] Farnsworth, Marie. 1960. Types of Greek Glaze Failure. Archaeology. 12 (4): 242-250.
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[Article] Farnsworth, Marie & Wisely, Harriet. 1958. Fifth Century Intentional Red Glaze. AJA. 62 (2): 165-173.
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[Book] Beazley, J. D. 1942. Attic Red-figure Vase-Painters. : Page/Fig./Plate: 415, 432
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[Article] Luce, Stephen B. 1917. A Group of Greek Vases. The Museum Journal. VIII ( no. 1 (March)): pp. 15-28. : Page/Fig./Plate: 20, 24, 25
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[Book] III. p. 432 & pl. 63, 1.
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