Body sherd (mended from 5 fragments) of Corinthian black-figured pottery column-krater; interior glazed black; exterior: black-figure decoration consisting of a procession of women to the right: from left, part of garment with added red of first figure; hair, garment with red, legs in outline and black feet of second figure; garment with red, legs in outline and feet of third figure); dilute line below; below, second black-figure frieze, preserving deer (antlers remaining), to right and panther (part of frontal facing head) to left.
- Production date
- 595BC-570BC (circa)
Height: 12 centimetres (joined)
Thickness: 0.70 centimetres
Width: 15.80 centimetres (joined)
- Curator's comments
- The sherd joins Paris AM1362 (6); AM1360 (18); AM1360 (19) and AM1360 (7). The sherd also belongs to the same vase as Paris AM1360 (20) and AM1360 (9).
The interpretation of the figures as women is uncertain. There are certain similarities in the way their mantle is held with the women or "penguin ladies" depicted by the Attic black-figure painter Lydos; see for example Munich 1681.
However, the women on pots by Lydos hold their mantle out in front of them. Here, the direction of the feet make clear that the mantle is streched behind them. Furthermore, the outline legs of these figures are basic and resemble sticks. Usually, very little is visible of clothed women's legs.
The rendering of the iconography is very simple and almost carelessly executed.
- Not on display
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: AM1360 (12) (Accession Number)