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amphora

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1978,0501.7

  • Description

    South Italian red figured pottery amphora depicting, A: On the right a youthful male seated on a rock holding out a phiale containing fruit and myrtle sprigs to a female figure standing before him, she holds out a fan to the youthful male and holds a bunch of grapes in her other hand, on the ground behind her lies a phiale, the male figure holds a wand in his left hand and between the two figures is a flower; B: Two youthful figures stand facing each other, between them is a tree and above a pair of halteres; white accessories.

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 325BC-315BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 32 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Old Catalogue 1411 bibliographic details
    • Msc 1423 bibliographic details
    • RVAp 20/262 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G1/wp51/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Found unregistered, marked Hn Rm on a label, indicating that it was exhibited in the Hamilton Room and was probably part of the Hamilton Collection.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1978,0501.7

South Italian red figured pottery amphora depicting, A: On the right a youthful male seated on a rock holding out a phiale containing fruit and myrtle sprigs to a female figure standing before him, she holds out a fan to the youthful male and holds a bunch of grapes in her other hand, on the ground behind her lies a phiale, the male figure holds a wand in his left hand and between the two figures is a flower; B: Two youthful figures stand facing each other, between them is a tree and above a pair of halteres; white accessories.

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