Location: On Display in the Greece Gallery

From: Italy | Etruria | Orvieto

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS3441
Current Location Greece Gallery - On Display
Culture Greek | Etruscan
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Orvieto
Manufacture Location Attica
Creator Painter of Berlin 1686
Period Archaic Greek Period
Date Made 550-540 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Technique Black Figure
Iconography Birth of Athena | Zeus | Hera | Athena | Poseidon | Amphitrite | Apollo | Eileithyia | Ares | Dog | Dipinto | Siren | Animal | Nike
Inscription Language Greek Language

Amphora, Type A. A. Birth of Athena L. to r., male figure, Apollo (with kithara), Zeus with Athena standing on his thigh, female figure (perhaps Eileithyia, goddess of childbirth), Ares with dog. Nike stands beneath Zeus's thron. Bird with female head above (Siren). B: Zeus and Hera, both seated; with Poseidon, Amphitrite, Ares and others" L. to r., female figure (Amphitrite?), Poseidon, Zeus and Hera, Ares, a female figure; overlapping male and female figures. Seated sphinx beneath Zeus and Hera's throne. Nonsense inscriptions in field.

Height 58 cm
Outside Diameter 38 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1898

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