- Museum number
Pottery: red-figured amphora, with twisted handles.
(a) Anacreon type: a bearded man, wreathed with vine and bald over the forehead, steps forward to right, his body and head thrown back and his mouth open as if he were singing, while he plays with a plectrum on a large chelys. At his back and over his arms a rolled up mantle hangs. Behind him follows a rough-haired Spitz dog, with bushy tail arched over its back.
(b) Ephebos wreathed with ivy, walking to right, his right hand on his hip, his left holding by the lip a diota which is balanced horizontally on his left shoulder: at his back and over his arms a rolled up mantle passes.
Large, fine style. Extremities carefully drawn. Purple wreaths, tuning pegs, and cord of plectrum. Brown inner markings (elaborate), also hair of dog's tail and ruff. The beard in a is unusually treated, as a broad black mass terminating in a small stiff pointed bunch of individual hairs: the short hair on the neck under the chin is indicated by brown dots, and two small dots are drawn on the cheek beside the nostril. Eye in archaic type, with black disk against the inner angle open. Breast in b as half a dotted rosette. Edge of hair in b dotted. Below a, pairs of maeanders set different ways, separated by red cross squares (crosses diagonal): below b, the same (crosses vertical).
- Production date
- 480BC (circa)
Height: 57.15 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Archaeologia, xxxi, pl. 4, p. 259.
Cf. for similar subjects, Ε266, E314, E315.
Probably by the same hand as Ε 266.
- On display (G69/dc31)
- Exhibition history
1990 24 Mar-10 Jun, Australia, Canberra, National Gallery of Australia, Civilization: Ancient Treasures from the British Museum, cat. no.66
1990 28 Jun-23 Sep, Australia, Melbourne, Museum of Victoria, Civilization: Ancient Treasures from the British Museum, cat. no.66
2017, 4 Mar-11 Jun, Princeton University Art Museum, The Berlin Painter and his world: Athenian Vase-painting in the early fifth century BC
2017, 7 Jul-1 Oct, Toledo Museum of Art, The Berlin Painter and his world: Athenian Vase-painting in the early fifth century BC
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number