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amphora

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1843,1103.74

  • Description

    Pottery: red-figured amphora, with twisted handles.
    (a) Anacreon type: a bearded man, wreathed with vine and bald over the forehead, steps forward to right, his body and head thrown back and his mouth open as if he were singing, while he plays with a plectrum on a large chelys. At his back and over his arms a rolled up mantle hangs. Behind him follows a rough-haired Spitz dog, with bushy tail arched over its back.
    (b) Ephebos wreathed with ivy, walking to right, his right hand on his hip, his left holding by the lip a diota which is balanced horizontally on his left shoulder: at his back and over his arms a rolled up mantle passes.
    Large, fine style. Extremities carefully drawn. Purple wreaths, tuning pegs, and cord of plectrum. Brown inner markings (elaborate), also hair of dog's tail and ruff. The beard in a is unusually treated, as a broad black mass terminating in a small stiff pointed bunch of individual hairs: the short hair on the neck under the chin is indicated by brown dots, and two small dots are drawn on the cheek beside the nostril. Eye in archaic type, with black disk against the inner angle open. Breast in b as half a dotted rosette. Edge of hair in b dotted. Below a, pairs of maeanders set different ways, separated by red cross squares (crosses diagonal): below b, the same (crosses vertical).

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 480BC (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 57.15 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    BM Cat. Vases

    Archaeologia, xxxi, pl. 4, p. 259.
    Cf. for similar subjects, Ε266, E314, E315.
    Probably by the same hand as Ε 266.

  • Bibliography

    • Old Catalogue 794 bibliographic details
    • Vase E267 bibliographic details
    • CVA British Museum 3 III Ic Pl. 9, 1 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1990 24 Mar-10 Jun, Australia, Canberra, National Gallery of Australia, Civilization: Ancient Treasures from the British Museum, cat. no.66
    1990 28 Jun-23 Sep, Australia, Melbourne, Museum of Victoria, Civilization: Ancient Treasures from the British Museum, cat. no.66
    2017, 4 Mar-11 Jun, Princeton University Art Museum, The Berlin Painter and his world: Athenian Vase-painting in the early fifth century BC

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1843

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1843,1103.74

Pottery: red-figured amphora showing a youth carrying a pointed amphora.

Pottery: red-figured amphora showing a youth carrying a pointed amphora.

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