Neck Amphora


Location: On Display in the Greece Gallery

From: Mediterranean

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number 30-44-4
Current Location Greece Gallery - On Display
Culture Attic
Provenience Mediterranean
Manufacture Location Attica
Date Made 450-430 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Technique Red Figure | Inscribed
Iconography Hector | Woman | Oinochoe | Priam | Warriors

Neck amphora (with twisted handles). A) Hector leaving home. L. to r., woman, oinochoe in right hand at side, standing, facing right; old man, Priam (name inscribed over his head, see cat.card), standing, facing right, bald, white hair and beard, supporting himself on stick (with top cross-bar), vertical; warrior (helmet, shield, spear), presumably Hector; youth facing left, wearing short cloak and pointed hat, holding two spears vertically in front of him. B) youth leaving home. L to r., woman facing right, holding phiale; youth facing her, wearing short cloak, had behind shoulder, holding spear vertically; old man (bald) facing left, holding stick with top cross-piece. Complete, reconstructed from large pieces.

Height 55 cm
Outside Diameter 27.3 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Georges Nicole, 1930

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