Neck Amphora


Location: On Display in the Greece Gallery

From: Greece | Greek Island

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS403
Current Location Greece Gallery - On Display
Culture Attic
Provenience Greece | Greek Island
Manufacture Location Attica
Period Archaic Greek Period
Date Made 510-490 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Technique Black Figure
Iconography Athletes | Boxer | Discus | Javelin

Handles and part of neck missing, restored in plaster. A. 3 figures. Center: nude, bearded man facing right, holding white discus. Left: nude, bearded man standing, facing right, holding two javelins (?) unpright in left hand. Right: bearde man, fully clothed. holding stick (trainer?), facing left. B. Four figures. Center: two nude bearded men boxing. Left: Bearded man fully clothed, facing right, with stick (trainer?). Right: nude, beardless youth, facing left, holding cloth (?) in right hand. Neck, A & B. Three vertical palmettes, center one down, others upright.

Height 29.5 cm
Length 18.5 cm
Outside Diameter 17 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase, 1896

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