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neck-amphora

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1873,0820.367

  • Description

    Pottery: red-figured neck-amphora, with twisted handles.
    (a) Scene of leave taking. The locality is indicated by a Doric column on a plinth, which extends to the upper border. On the left of this a myrtle-wreathed youth in chlamys fastened on chest with wheel-shaped clasp, petasos at back, and high endromides, leaning left on two spears over his shoulder, stands to left, with right foot passed behind left, receiving in a phiale wine poured for him by a woman on left in a Doric chiton with apoptygma, and earrings, her hair looped up with a radiated fillet; she looks down; her left hand is hidden beneath her drapery. On right of the column a laurel-wreathed bearded man stands en face, but looking to left, his right resting on his hip, holding upright in his left a lotos-crowned sceptre: he wears a long Ionic chiton and a mantle. The beard and hair of the men is short and wavy.
    (b) A bearded man with a long staff, wearing a long chiton, mantle, and shoes, stands to left, looking at a woman in Ionic chiton, mantle, radiated saccos, and necklace, who looks down, holding in her right a phiale. On the right a woman similarly attired moves away, looking back, and raising her right in surprise. The chiton of each woman has a double vertical band down the side.
    Large style, but somewhat florid and free in details. Purple wine, wreath, berries and rays. Brown inner markings. Eye in profile. The design curves up over the shoulder. Below, a continuous band of maeander: round shoulder, tongue pattern: on each side of the neck, a pattern formed of a single upright palmette with tendrils: round handles, egg pattern: below, two palmettes oblique on a single tendril springing from ground.

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 440BC-430BC (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 55.88 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
  • Bibliography

    • Vase E276 bibliographic details
    • CVA British Museum 3 III Ic Pl. 14, 2 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G15/dc7

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1873

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1873,0820.367

Pottery: red-figured neck-amphora, with twisted handles.   (a) Scene of leave taking. The locality is indicated by a Doric column on a plinth, which extends to the upper border. On the left of this a myrtle-wreathed youth in chlamys fastened on chest with wheel-shaped clasp, petasos at back, and high endromides, leaning left on two spears over his shoulder, stands to left, with right foot passed behind left, receiving in a phiale wine poured for him by a woman on left in a Doric chiton with apoptygma, and earrings, her hair looped up with a radiated fillet; she looks down; her left hand is hidden beneath her drapery. On right of the column a laurel-wreathed bearded man stands en face, but looking to left, his right resting on his hip, holding upright in his left a lotos-crowned sceptre: he wears a long Ionic chiton and a mantle. The beard and hair of the men is short and wavy.  (b) A bearded man with a long staff, wearing a long chiton, mantle, and shoes, stands to left, looking at a woman in Ionic chiton, mantle, radiated saccos, and necklace, who looks down, holding in her right a phiale. On the right a woman similarly attired moves away, looking back, and raising her right in surprise. The chiton of each woman has a double vertical band down the side.  Large style, but somewhat florid and free in details. Purple wine, wreath, berries and rays. Brown inner markings. Eye in profile. The design curves up over the shoulder. Below, a continuous band of maeander: round shoulder, tongue pattern: on each side of the neck, a pattern formed of a single upright palmette with tendrils: round handles, egg pattern: below, two palmettes oblique on a single tendril springing from ground.

Pottery: red-figured neck-amphora, with twisted handles. (a) Scene of leave taking. The locality is indicated by a Doric column on a plinth, which extends to the upper border. On the left of this a myrtle-wreathed youth in chlamys fastened on chest with wheel-shaped clasp, petasos at back, and high endromides, leaning left on two spears over his shoulder, stands to left, with right foot passed behind left, receiving in a phiale wine poured for him by a woman on left in a Doric chiton with apoptygma, and earrings, her hair looped up with a radiated fillet; she looks down; her left hand is hidden beneath her drapery. On right of the column a laurel-wreathed bearded man stands en face, but looking to left, his right resting on his hip, holding upright in his left a lotos-crowned sceptre: he wears a long Ionic chiton and a mantle. The beard and hair of the men is short and wavy. (b) A bearded man with a long staff, wearing a long chiton, mantle, and shoes, stands to left, looking at a woman in Ionic chiton, mantle, radiated saccos, and necklace, who looks down, holding in her right a phiale. On the right a woman similarly attired moves away, looking back, and raising her right in surprise. The chiton of each woman has a double vertical band down the side. Large style, but somewhat florid and free in details. Purple wine, wreath, berries and rays. Brown inner markings. Eye in profile. The design curves up over the shoulder. Below, a continuous band of maeander: round shoulder, tongue pattern: on each side of the neck, a pattern formed of a single upright palmette with tendrils: round handles, egg pattern: below, two palmettes oblique on a single tendril springing from ground.

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