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Amphora

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Object Number:68-36-4
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Vulci
Manufacture Location: Attica
Locus: Osteria
Tomb 37
Period: Archaic Greek Period
Date Made: 500 BC
Early Date: -599
Late Date: -500
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Black Figure
Iconography:Ajax
Cassandra
Warriors
Charioteer
Athena
Iliad
Warfare
Chariot
Armor
Height: 30.5 cm
Outside Diameter:19.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Hercle Excavation Company; funded in Memory of Hugh Kirkwood Duffield, 1968

Description

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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Connelly, Joan B. 1993. Narrative and Image in the Attic Vase Painting - Ajax and Kassandra at the Trojan palladion.. Cambridge University Press. pg. 88-129 Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] 1986. Glencairn Exhibition Catalogue.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 5View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] 1962. Vulci. Zona dell'"Osteria". Scavi della "Hercle".. Hercle--Ricerche Archeologiche. View Objects related to this

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