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Accession_Number 39.9.2
adlib_title Etruscan black figure amphora
Shape Amphora
Shape_description
Material Terracotta
Fabric Etruscan
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 5/4
Decoration Inside is reserved in body but black fired to red on rim with a reserved band near top. Two handles with vertical grooves to make three section - black on top and reserved underneath. Neck has two rows of palmettes (lower inverted) and lotus buds on cable. Shoulder has framed tongues with ivy leaf and dot at each join. Body has similar scene either side. Side A shows combat of three warriors, with white detail on spear, helmet, shield and armour. Side B is similar but there are no spears, instead they appear to only have shields. Below is a broad band with narrower ones either side. Rays to foot. Foot is black and moulded with a reserved band around side. Base is reserved and conical.
Inscriptions
Condition Large chip to rim. Paint is dull and glaze is gone. Streaky around the mouth, body and foot.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period
Date 500-475
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Full view of an amphora depicting three black figure humans fighting.
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Close-up of battle between three men on an amphora, all with shields. Handles just visible.
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Close-up section of an engraving on an amphora.
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Side view of amphora with handle at centre top and one figure to the left and to the right.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 38.1; Beazley EVP 136-7
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 43.5
Diameters 31.0
Handle_height 11.5
Other_dims. Mouth diameter 11.0 Base diameter 12.5
Location Warfare
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 10.09.2002; 21.04.2004; 06.01.2006
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