Neck Amphora



Location: On Display in the Greece Gallery

From: Italy | Etruria | Vulci

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS552
Current Location Greece Gallery - On Display
Culture Etruscan
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Vulci
Manufacture Location Corinth
Creator Politis Painter
Locus Tomb 5
Period Middle Corinthian Period
Date Made 595-570 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Iconography Girls | Women | Chorus | Offering Tray | Flutist | Man | Couch | Table | Food | Stool | Attendant | Seated Woman | Ceremony | Religion | Horse | Race | Spinning

Complete, in part mended. Three main zones of decoration: Lower zone, on lower wall; Middle zone, around point of greatest circumference; Shoulder zone. Lower zone: horse race proceeding to left. Middle zone: flutist in middle of obverse followed by chorus of 8 girls holding hands; then still proceeding right to left, a short female with trays of offerings on her head; next, a chorus of 7 girls holding hands followed by 4 women wearing himations, their hands not joined: matrons or priestesses?; last a chorus of 8 more girls ending up with the flute player. Obverse, shoulder panel: to left, a bearded man seated on couch before which is a table with food and a stool; he extends hand to man with staff; behind man on couch is a child and an attendant; behind man with staff is another attendant and at extreme right a seated woman spinning. Reverse, shoulder panel: 6 draped female figures.

Height 41 cm
Outside Diameter 32 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Francesco Mancinelli-Scotti, 1896
Other Number 6 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

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