University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS4857
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Italy
Manufacture Location: Attica
Maker: BMN Painter
Date Made: 575-500 BC
Early Date: -575
Late Date: -500
Technique:Black Figure
Greek Inscription
Height: 22cm
Outside Diameter:16.5cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1898


Oinochoe shape I; the foot is of a special type. A reserved panel on front with, above, a band of alternate black and purple tongues. The scene in the panel is Troilos & Polyxena at the fountain. Fountain not shown but at extreme left above is a large bird looking inward. Achilles (legs & helmeted head preserved) pursuing at left. Troilos on horseback fleeing to right in center; a broken hydria beneath horse's belly. Polyxena at right fleeing to right. (Primary vessel plus 3 fragments). ( Notes on card) Trefoil oinochoe, Broken and mended. Plaster fill at handle, large parts of body. Wide panel at front. Top of panel: red and black tongue pattern. Scene: Left to right: Achilles grabbing mounted Troilos. Red: helmet and greaves. Troilos mounted on one horse, a second one alongside legs. A broken hydria under the horses. Red: filletl bridle, chest band, and markings on horse's flank. Polyxena fleeing to right. Red panel on chiton with incised pattern on black panels of chiton. Below panel scene 2 red bands .001 each around the entire vase.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Archives and Archaeology: The Museum's Orvieto Collection (22 Dec 2008 - 23 Feb 2009)View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 435View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Burn, Lucilla. 1982. Beazley Addenda; Additional references to ABV, ARV and Paralipomena. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 27View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Ridgway, Brunilde S. & Pinney, Gloria F. 1979. Aspects of Ancient Greece: an exhibition organized by the Allentown Art Museum with the cooperation of Gloria Ferrari Pinney and Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway ... Allentown Art Museum, September 16 through December 30, 1979. 1-295. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 38-39, no. 16View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Beazley, John D. 1978. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 227, no. 12View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Beazley. 1970. Addenda. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 27View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Brommer, Frank. 1960. Vasenlisten zur griechischen Heldensage. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 267, no. 27View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Journal] Beazley. ltr. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 80, no. 72View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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