Pottery: red-figured amphora.
Designs red on black ground; coarse style. Above the designs, tongue-pattern with dots; below, a band of lozenge-pattern with dots.
(a) Bearded male figure, with long sleeved chiton and himation, in right hand a staff, looking to right, towards a Canopic jar resting on a plinth, which terminates in a female head.
(b) Part of the same scene: A female figure to right (probably representing the Nymph of a spring), of whom only the upper half is visible, with cap and himation, extending right hand to a beardless male figure, who stands to front looking to left, with pilos and chlamys, in left hand a hoe or axe, right extended to the female figure; his feet sink into the band of ornament below.
- 450BC-430BC (circa)
- Made in: Attica
- Height: 30.8 centimetres
BM Cat. Vases
Panofka, Cab. Pourtales, pl. 22, p. 72; Raoul-Rochette, Mon. Ined. pl. 64, pp. 369-371; Ann. dell’ Inst. 1829, p. 302.
Probably a representation of digging a spring: cf. Robert, Arch. Marchen, p. 179 ff.
Preliminary sketch pattern visible on vase.
Greek & Roman Antiquities
Pottery: red-figured amphora; A: bearded figure with staff to right before Canopic jar with female head on plinth; B: upper half of female figure to right extending hand to male figure with pilos and hoe or axe; tongue-pattern with dots above, lozenge-pattern with dots below.
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Object reference number: GAA60138
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