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Object Number:MS3441
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Italy
Manufacture Location: Attica
Maker: Painter of Berlin 1686
Period: Archaic Greek Period
Date Made: 550-540 BCE
Early Date: -550
Late Date: -540
Technique:Black Figure
Iconography:Birth of Athena
Inscription Language:Greek Language
Height: 58 cm
Outside Diameter:38 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1898


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Mini Greek Exhibit (09 Oct 1989 - 1994) View Objects in Exhibition
Classical Gallery: Greece (1975 - 1989) View Objects in Exhibition
Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition


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[Book] Chiarini, Sara. 2018. The So-Called Nonsense Inscriptions on Ancient Greek Vases.. Leiden. Brill. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 209-213; figs. 38a, bView Objects related to this Actual Citation
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[Book] Beazley, John D. 1978. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters.. New York. Hacker Art Books. ed. reprint. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 296, no. 3View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (Second Edition).. Oxford. Clarendon Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 128View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Clement, Paul A. 1955. "Geryon and Others in Los Angeles". Hesperia: the Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Cambridge. Harvard University Press. Vol. 24. no. 1. pg. 1-24 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 9-10, pl. 6View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Beazley, John D. 1931. "Groups of Mid-Sixth-Century Black Figure". The Annual of the British School at Athens. Vol. 32. pg. 1-22 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 10, no. 9View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 75-76, no. 108View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Hall, Edith H. 1912. "Two Black-figured Amphorae with Scenes Portraying the Birth of Athena". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 3. no. 4. pg. 68-75 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: fig. 33-35View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Furtwängler, Adolf. 1904. Neue Denkmäler antiker Kunst: Antiken in den Museen von Amerika III (SB. Munch 1905).. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 257, no. 16View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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