- Museum number
Pottery: red-figured amphora, type B.
(a) Nike pouring a libation. On the right a thymiaterion with cover rests on the ground; towards it Nike, in a long sleeved chiton and bordered himation fastened on her right shoulder, flies down, turning her head towards a phiale extended in her right, so that her body is en face, with a wing extended on either side. In her left is a trefoil oinochoe with high handle. She wears bracelets and a radiated stephane: around her neck is a thin cord, to which is attached a cruciform (?) pendant; her long hair is fastened at the ends in a roll. The cover of the thymiaterion is indicated in crossed brown lines as if it were of wire network; over and around this are purple dots indicating smoke of the incense (?).
(b) A wreathed, draped youth standing to left, holding up his right hand. His whiskers are rendered in faint brown.
On the bottom of the foot, incised characters.
End of strong style. Purple bracelets, smoke(?), and wreath. Brown inner markings of wings, edge of drapery, whiskers, and anatomy. The hair of Nike has a fringe of four rows of dots in thinned black; the treatment of her wings is peculiar: the upper part of her left wing is covered with cross-hatched brown lines: that of her right wing has the usual V-shaped marks indicating feathers. The eye is of the archaic type, with inner angle slightly opened and large pupil. Below each side, a strip, alternate maeanders and dotted cross squares.
- Production date
- 5thC BC
Height: 34.29 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
The shape approximates to the Panathenaic amphora, with sloping shoulder surmounted by a moulding.
For the incised characters, see Old Catalogue pl. Β871.
- On display (G20a/dc6)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number