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Fragmentary body of large Clazomenian neck-amphora. Tongues (dark, white, dark, purple): A, group of three sirens with long hair, the ends of fillets hanging down (?), wings recurved, about a debased palmette; B, similar group: crescents, alternately white and purple outlined by white, on a dark ground: women dancers (there is room for nine), hand in hand, with long close-fitting embroidered chitons and diploïdia, long hair, fillets, and necklaces: dark band with purple stripe near top, in middle, near bottom: rays. Purple for stripe along forepart of wing and for forepart of tail of sirens, and for fillet of women. White crosses on the women's dress.
- Production date
- 550BC-540BC (circa)
Height: 34.50 centimetres (as made up)
Height: 51 centimetres (originally, probably)
- Curator's comments
The foot is alien, belonging perhaps to a Fikellura amphora.
By the same hand as Tübingen 2656 (C. Watzinger, Griechische Vasen in Tübingen, pl. 2 - an inaccurate drawing). The Tübingen amphora has a steeper shoulder and rounder belly, but is generally similar. Ours should be completed by analogy with a high, slightly spreading neck, shoulder handles without plastic heads (parts of springings of both handles remain), and a spreading foot.
Philadelphia E. 157.14-15, fragment of a neck with chevrons on the lip, may be from this pot.
Tanis ii, pl. 29. 1. BMC B.121. JdI 1895, 44 fig. 7 (detail). BSA xlvii, 125-A.II.
Findspot "Qasr" determined by Petrie 1888, pl. xxix.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number