- Museum number
Reconstructed painted pottery neck-amphora from several fragments; Fikellura ware. Neck, triple cable, surmounted by A, band of strokes alternately up and down; B, chevrons. Shoulder, lotus flowers and buds, unjoined: seven birds (on A the first has curly wings raised and a spiral plume; on B the first and third birds are of simpler type - of the sixth not enough remains to decide): dividing band of strokes alternately up and down. Belly, meander and square: (originally) ten or eleven animals, of which seven are goats and one a deer: hook meander: enclosed palmettes - once, where there is not space for a palmette, a volute is substituted: dividing band of strokes alternately up and down: lotus flowers and buds, unjoined (these buds have spikes, cf. the first bud on the left of the shoulder of B). Some careless splodges of paint.
- Production date
Diameter: 14.82 centimetres
Height: 31.30 centimetres (as made up)
- Curator's comments
- Related to the Lion Group (Cook 1954,7)
The unusually solid build of the goats and deer recalls the bull of GR 1888.2-8.49. The cable on the neck has small dots set in the angles above and below, a reminiscence perhaps of a common detail of cables of the Late Wild Goat Style (e.g. BSA xxxiv, 72 fig. 11. 3). Similarly on the shoulder of A the dots within the lotus flowers may be vestiges of extra petals.
Boehlau no. 23, fig. 29. G. Perrot and E. Chipiez, Histoire de l’Art ix, fig. 189. BSA xxxiv, 8 (C 1), 9, 65, 73, 78 (and Fig. 13. 9); pl. 4c.
- Not on display
- Missing lower part of belly and the foot (the restoration makes the base too squat), one reed of each handle, various fragments.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1924,1201.1080 (part)