- Museum number
Pottery: red-figured neck-amphora.
Twisted handles. Designs red on black ground, with white accessories.
On the neck, palmette-patterns between bands of egg-moulding, laurel-wreath and wave-pattern. On the shoulder, palmettes each side; under the handles, palmettes and flowers; below all round, maeander.
(a) In front of a tomb in the form of an Ionic column on a high plinth, with white tendrils on either side, is a youth seated on the ground to left, with drapery under him; he wears a white fillet with trefoils, and his hands are clasped on the top of a staff. Before him, on higher ground, is a youth with similar fillet, pilos slung at back, bordered chlamys on left arm, spear in right hand, and sheathed sword in left.
(b) Two youths confronted; the one on the left has a white wreath, bordered drapery on left arm, and staff in left hand; the other has a fillet with trefoils, staff in left hand, and a white spray in right.
- Production date
- 350BC-320BC (circa)
Height: 29.21 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
The style is peculiar, apparently an imitation of the ‘Nolan’ amphorae of the best period, as the shape evidently is.
- On display (G73/dc50)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number