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Accession_Number 45.6.13
adlib_title Attic black figure neck amphora
Shape Neck amphora
Shape_description Two curved handles attached to shoulder and just below mouth. Neckhas a moulded ridge at base. The resting surface is wide and the base is concave.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/6
Decoration Handles: black on top and reserved underneath. Inside and outside of mouth is black but the top is reserved, with accidental smears of paint. Neck is reserved and there are black tongues on the shoulder. Side A shows 3 mantled onlookers separated by objects like long leaves tapering downwards. Two are facing left and one is facing right. On side B is a runner holding an indistinguishable object. Ivy leaf under one handle and leaves in the field. Below picture is black to foot which is reserved on the side and underneath.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact, but badly worn on the surface so that the design is crude and lacking detail. Black paint at neck, mouth and towards base has almost completely worn away. 'Chunks' of clay missing in three or four places on body.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period High Archaic
Date 550-525
Dating_details
Artist Group of Vatican G 52
Attribution Beazley: ABV 462.53
Image
2003.44.0004.jpg
2003.44.0004.jpg
Two black-figure neck amphoras (left 45.9.1 and right 45.6.13).
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2003.44.0097.jpg
2003.44.0097.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-figure amphora, showing a runner.
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2003.44.0099.jpg
2003.44.0099.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-figure amphora, showing a runner.
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Oblique 3/4 view (from below) of the back (side B) of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a running warrior.
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2003.97.0641.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a runner.
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2003.97.0642.jpg
2003.97.0642.jpg
Back view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing three standing figures.
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2003.97.0643.jpg
2003.97.0643.jpg
Back view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing the mouth and some of the shoulder decoration
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Bottom view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing the reserved base.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 14.2; ABV 462.53
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 330327
Height 13.3
Diameters Rim 4.3; body 7.3; base 4.1
Handle_height 3.5
Other_dims.
Location Education
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 30.08.2002; 05.04.2004; 06.01.2006
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