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amphora

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1978,0501.1

  • Description

    Red figured pottery amphora.
    Designs red on black ground. On the neck each side, laurel-wreath and tongue-pattern.
    (a) A nude youth moving to right, with left hand extended, in right an embroidered taenia; behind him hangs a wreath, and before him is a stele on a base.
    (b) A nude youth moving to right, with sandals, in right hand a tendril; in left he holds out a phiale over a stele on a base.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 4thC BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 26.4 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Vase F87 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G1/wp47/sh3

  • Condition

    Repaired.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Found unregistered, but noted in the register that it was probably part of the Hamilton Collection, although it is marked on the record card that it may have been acquired after 1870.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1978,0501.1

Red figured pottery amphora depicting; A: a nude youth moving to the righ with his left hand extended and holding a taenia in his right hand, behind him hangs a wreath and before him a stele on a base; B: Nude youth moving to the right holding a tendril in his right hand and a phiale over a stele on a base in his left hand; repaired; marked with a laurel wreath and tongue pattern on each side of the neck.

Red figured pottery amphora depicting; A: a nude youth moving to the righ with his left hand extended and holding a taenia in his right hand, behind him hangs a wreath and before him a stele on a base; B: Nude youth moving to the right holding a tendril in his right hand and a phiale over a stele on a base in his left hand; repaired; marked with a laurel wreath and tongue pattern on each side of the neck.

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