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amphora

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1978,0414.6

  • Description

    Pottery: red-figured storage-jar (pointed amphora).
    Designs pale red on black ground.
    On the lip and neck, rude egg-moulding and tongue-pattern (?). Round the shoulder, tongue-pattern; under the handles, palmettes; below all round, maeander and chequer.
    (a) Bearded male figure to right, with fillet, wrapped in a himation and leaning on a staff, with right hand extended to a female figure facing him; she has hair gathered under a net (kekryphalos), and fillet with long ends hanging down her back, long sleeved chiton, and himation in which left hand is wrapped; in right hand she holds out a basket to the male figure.
    (b) Two ephebi confronted, the one on the left with fillet, wrapped in a himation, with arms advanced underneath it; the other has a fillet, himation over left shoulder, and right hand advanced, as if speaking.

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 400BC-360BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 40.1 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Old Catalogue 1675 bibliographic details
    • Vase F482 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G71/27

  • Acquisition notes

    Previously unregistered.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1978,0414.6

Pottery: red-figured storage-jar (pointed amphora) with a woman holding out a basket to a bearded man leaning on a staff.

Pottery: red-figured storage-jar (pointed amphora) with a woman holding out a basket to a bearded man leaning on a staff.

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