Location: On Display in the Greece Gallery

From: Italy | Etruria | Vulci

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number 68-36-4
Current Location Greece Gallery - On Display
Culture Etruscan
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Vulci
Manufacture Location Attica
Locus Osteria | Tomb 37
Period Archaic Greek Period
Date Made 500 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Technique Black Figure
Iconography Ajax | Cassandra | Warriors | Charioteer | Athena | Iliad | Warfare | Chariot | Armor

Black-figured neck amphora. Disk foot, entirely glazed on exterior. molding 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 molding 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.

Height 30.5 cm
Outside Diameter 19.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Hercle Excavation Company; funded in Memory of Hugh Kirkwood Duffield, 1968

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