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Pottery: red-figured neck-amphora.
(a) Dionysos, bearded, wreathed with ivy, in long sleeved chiton, himation fastened on right shoulder, and boots turned over at the ankles, moves rapidly to right, looking back: in his right he has an oinochoe (silhouette against his body), in his left a vine with two branches spreading over the design. His long hair falls in six tresses on his shoulders.
(b) A youthful kitharist wreathed with ivy, in a long sleeved chiton, stepping to right, playing on a kithara held, with left wrist passed through the ribbon, against his left shoulder: from it hangs a long sash, decorated with a pattern of squares with dots irregularly disposed over it. On the right is inscribed ΛΕΓΟΣ: on the left, KAΛΟΣ – Λέ[α]γ[ρ]ος καλός.
Purple leaves of vine, inscriptions, and cord of plectrum. Drapery in groups of folds below; upper folds of chiton not shown. Brown markings very sparsely used; hair on cheek brown. Eye archaic. Edge of hair dotted. No ground-line. Round the shoulder, tongue pattern: on each side of the neck, a row of alternate palmette and flower on a row of the same inverted. Round the lip, key pattern: round the bottom of the body, rays. Handles formed of two strands twisted in rope form, one strand left red, the other black.
- Production date
Diameter: 270 millimetres
Height: 45.72 centimetres
Height: 460 millimetres
Weight: 3.40 kilograms (approx)
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Gerhard, A. V. iv, pl. 319; Jahn, Vasenb. p. 25; Arch. Aufs. p. 80; Arch. Auseiger, 1889, p. 199; Wernicke, Lieblingsn. p. 42, no. 23; Klein, Lieblingsinschr. p. 44, no. 33; C.I.Gr. 7467.
Hartwig, Meistersch. p. 80, assigns it to Oltos.
The figure in b closely resembles one on the interior of a Leagros cup, see Klein, Lieblingsn. p. 42, no. 21, cut on p. 43.
- On display (G20a/dc7)
- Exhibition history
2008, 1 May-12 Jul, Shanghai, The Ancient Olympic Games
2008, 2 Aug-31 Sep, Hong Kong, The Ancient Olympic Games
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- Acquisition notes
- According to Register, lid mentioned in the sale catalogue.
- Greek and Roman
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