- Museum number
Pottery neck-handled amphora.
Clay: orange-buff clay, large white grits, dull brown-black paint.
Shape: torus lip, vertical neck, slim conical body, ring foot.
Decoration: Dots on lip. Neck: triple reserved bands; leaves in double outline with central bar, between single steep zigzag above and dogtooth below. Body: zones of floating sigmas, with dotted tangential circles above and below; nine thick bands on lower body. Handles barred.
- Production date
- 730BC (circa)
Diameter: 16.50 centimetres (of rim)
Height: 47.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The date is based on the floating sigmas and the extreme attenuation of the body. One of the latest of this class, on which the traditional dark ground has virtually disappeared.
- Not on display
- Complete; surface worn and pitted.
- Acquisition notes
- Found unregistered; acquired before 1851.
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number