- Museum number
Body sherd of Attic black-figured pottery closed vessel, amphora or oinochoe; exterior: black-figure decoration consisting of dancing figure to left and looking up and back (top of helmeted head and most of legs lost; wearing added red cross-bands and tight-fitting short chiton, and holding crooked white stick in left hand and probably shield on the right arm); at right, either a black handle zone with wavy vertical incised lines or a substantial structure of some kind.
- Production date
- 500BC-475BC (circa)
Height: 6.80 centimetres
Thickness: 0.40 centimetres
Width: 8 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Object owned and held by the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. This record is included in the British Museum database as part of the Museum’s Naukratis Project, a research collaboration that aims to virtually re-unite finds from the ancient port city of Naukratis, now distributed over 80 museums worldwide.
The cross-bands, style of trunks and 'wobbly' spear suggest this is a female dancer; compare the red-figured Boeotian lekythos in Poursat's full treatment of the topic, BCH 92 (1968) 602-3, no. 52.
For other armed dancing scenes, see the red figure cup G136 in the Louvre.
- Not on display
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: AN1896-1908-G.131.34 (Accession Number)