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Amphora

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Object Number:
63-26-18
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Attic
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Manufacture Location:
Attica
Date Made:
c. 550 BC
Early Date:
-600
Late Date:
-500
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Black Figure
Iconography:
Hermes
Description:
Complete except for chips. Inverted echinus foot. Ovoid body in continuous curve profile from lip o foot. Flaring lip. Cylindrical handles. Beazley Amphora type-B (equals R & M, type Ia). Underside of foot unglazed. Outer foot glazed. Lower wall unglazed. Rest of body glazed except a panel on each side. A purple wheel run band at bottom of glazed area, just below panels and above level of upper attachment of handles. A, left to right, hermes facing right; old man with spear facing right; and young man, with spear, facing left. All wearing similar long cloaks with crude purpole bands. B, 2 youths facing, each holding a spear vertically, both in similar cloaks with crude purple bands. Poor work, dull glaze, possibly a provincial imitation of Attic?
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs Earl Ford

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