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Accession_Number 47.6.1
adlib_title Etruscan: Pontic black figure amphora
Shape Amphora
Shape_description
Material Terracotta
Fabric Etruscan: Pontic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/4
Decoration The Gorgon Medusa, in both shoulder panels. Area under handles is black. Side A: Achilles on black horse, alongside a red horse with an attendant riding on black horse behind. Troilos lies on ground. Side B: Achilles carrying Troilos toward alter made of bricks with incised lines (the altar might also be interpreted as a fountainhouse). Shrub in front of altar (fountainhouse) Pictures are in red, black, white with detail incised. Below shoulder zone are red and black chevron-palmettes; below this, animal frieze with goats, panther, winged creature and lion. Triangles radiating from base, foot is black and base reserved. Zones separated by bands.
Inscriptions
Condition Chips to rim and base. Some wearing of paintwork but enough remains. Large crack runs down the length of the body to foot. Some deposits.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period High Archaic
Date 550-523 BC
Dating_details
Artist Tityos Painter
Attribution Akin to the
Image
2003.40.0001.jpg
2003.40.0001.jpg
Detailed view of the back of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing the ambush of Troilos.
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2003.40.0002.jpg
Front of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing the ambush of Troilos.
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2003.40.0003.jpg
2003.40.0003.jpg
Back of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing the ambush of Troilos.
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2003.40.0004.jpg
2003.40.0004.jpg
Front of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing the ambush of Troilos.
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2003.40.0005.jpg
2003.40.0005.jpg
Detailed side view of an an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing panthers.
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2003.41.0003.jpg
2003.41.0003.jpg
Detailed view of the back of the neck of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing the Gorgon Medusa.
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2003.41.0007.jpg
2003.41.0007.jpg
Detailed view of the front of the neck of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing the Gorgon Medusa.
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2003.42.0001.jpg
2003.42.0001.jpg
Detailed view of the front of the lower body of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing confronting (heraldically arranged) goats.
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2003.42.0002.jpg
2003.42.0002.jpg
Detailed front view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing the fountainhouse at which Achilles ambushed Troilos.
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2003.42.0003.jpg
2003.42.0003.jpg
Detailed side view of an an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing a lion licking its paw.
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2003.42.0004.jpg
2003.42.0004.jpg
Detailed front view of an an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora (lower body), showing rear of a panther and a winged creature running in the 'knielaufenden' pose.
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2003.42.0005.jpg
2003.42.0005.jpg
Detailed view of the neck of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing the Gorgon Medusa.
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2003.42.0006.jpg
2003.42.0006.jpg
Detailed view fo the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora (front), showing Achilles, spear in hand, carrying Troilos' body.
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2003.42.0007.jpg
2003.42.0007.jpg
Detailed view of the neck of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing the Gorgon Medusa.
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2003.42.0008.jpg
2003.42.0008.jpg
Detailed side view of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing a panther.
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2003.47.0001.jpg
2003.47.0001.jpg
Back view of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing a gorgon on the neck, the ambush of Troilos on the shoulder, and a pair of goats on the body, with a lion licking its paw off to the left.
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2003.47.0002.jpg
2003.47.0002.jpg
Detailed view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora (back), showing Achilles having just removed Troilos from his horse.
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2003.47.0003.jpg
2003.47.0003.jpg
Front view of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing a gorgon on the neck, Achilles carrying Troilos on the shoulder, and (below) a winged creature.
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2003.47.0004.jpg
2003.47.0004.jpg
Detailed view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing Achilles having just removed Troilos from his horse.
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2003.48.0001.jpg
2003.48.0001.jpg
Detailed view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing Achilles having just removed Troilos from his horse.
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2003.48.0002.jpg
2003.48.0002.jpg
Detailed view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing a horse bucking its rider on the shoulder, while below are visible the heads of two goats and a panther.
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2003.48.0003.jpg
2003.48.0003.jpg
Detailed view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing Achilles carryng Troilos to the altar (or seizing him at the fountainhouse).
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2004.33.0001.jpg
2004.33.0001.jpg
Detailed view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing Achilles carryng Troilos to the altar (or seizing him at the fountainhouse).
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2004.33.0002.jpg
2004.33.0002.jpg
Detailed view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing a horse bucking its rider on the shoulder, while below are visible the heads of two goats and a panther.
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2004.33.0003.jpg
2004.33.0003.jpg
Detailed view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing Achilles having just removed Troilos from his horse.
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2004.33.0004.jpg
2004.33.0004.jpg
Detailed side view of an an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing a lion licking its paw.
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2004.33.0005.jpg
2004.33.0005.jpg
Detailed front view of an an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora (lower body), showing rear of a panther and a winged creature running in the 'knielaufenden' pose.
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2004.33.0006.jpg
2004.33.0006.jpg
Detailed view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing Achilles carryng Troilos to the altar (or seizing him at the fountainhouse).
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2004.49.0001.jpg
2004.49.0001.jpg
Back view of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing a gorgon on the neck, the ambush of Troilos on the shoulder, and a pair of goats on the body, with a lion licking its paw off to the left.
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2004.49.0002.jpg
2004.49.0002.jpg
Front view of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing a gorgon on the neck, Achilles carrying Troilos on the shoulder, and (below) a winged creature.
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2007.01.0009.jpg
2007.01.0009.jpg
Detailed front view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing the fountainhouse at which Achilles ambushed Troilos.
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2007.01.0020.jpg
2007.01.0020.jpg
Detailed view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora (back), showing Achilles having just removed Troilos from his horse.
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2007.01.0060.jpg
2007.01.0060.jpg
Detailed side view of an an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing panthers.
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2007.01.0061.jpg
2007.01.0061.jpg
Detailed front view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing the fountainhouse at which Achilles ambushed Troilos.
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2007.01.0062.jpg
2007.01.0062.jpg
Detailed front view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing the fountainhouse at which Achilles ambushed Troilos.
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2007.01.0063.jpg
2007.01.0063.jpg
Detailed front view of an an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora (lower body), showing rear of a panther and a winged creature running in the 'knielaufenden' pose.
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2007.01.0064.jpg
2007.01.0064.jpg
Detailed side view of an an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing a lion licking its paw.
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2007.01.0065.jpg
2007.01.0065.jpg
Detailed view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora (back), showing Achilles having just removed Troilos from his horse.
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2007.01.0066.jpg
2007.01.0066.jpg
Detailed view of the front of the neck of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing the Gorgon Medusa.
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2007.01.0067.jpg
2007.01.0067.jpg
Detailed view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora (back), showing Achilles having just removed Troilos from his horse.
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2010.99.0148.jpg
2010.99.0148.jpg
Front of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing the ambush of Troilos.
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2010.99.0149.jpg
2010.99.0149.jpg
Detailed side view of an an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing a lion licking its paw.
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2010.99.0150.jpg
2010.99.0150.jpg
Back view of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing a gorgon on the neck, the ambush of Troilos on the shoulder, and a pair of goats on the body, with a lion licking its paw off to the left.
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2010.99.0151.jpg
2010.99.0151.jpg
Detailed side view of an an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing panthers.
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2010.99.0152.jpg
2010.99.0152.jpg
Oblique view of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing rim.
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2010.99.0153.jpg
2010.99.0153.jpg
Detailed view of the back of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing confronting (heraldically arranged) goats.
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2010.99.0154.jpg
2010.99.0154.jpg
Detailed view of the neck of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing the Gorgon Medusa.
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2010.99.0155.jpg
2010.99.0155.jpg
Detailed view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing Achilles having just removed Troilos from his horse.
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2010.99.0156.jpg
2010.99.0156.jpg
Detailed side view of an an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing a lion licking its paw.
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2010.99.0157.jpg
2010.99.0157.jpg
Detailed front view of an an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora (lower body), showing rear of a panther and a winged creature running in the 'knielaufenden' pose.
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2010.99.0158.jpg
2010.99.0158.jpg
Detailed side view of an an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing panthers.
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2010.99.0159.jpg
2010.99.0159.jpg
Detailed front view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing the fountainhouse at which Achilles ambushed Troilos.
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2010.99.0160.jpg
2010.99.0160.jpg
Front side view of pontic amphora`s neck showing medusa.
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2010.99.0161.jpg
2010.99.0161.jpg
Detailed view fo the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora (front), showing Achilles, spear in hand, carrying Troilos' body.
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2010.99.0162.jpg
2010.99.0162.jpg
Detailed view fo the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora (front), showing Achilles, spear in hand, carrying Troilos' body.
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2010.99.0163.jpg
2010.99.0163.jpg
Detailed view fo the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora (front), showing Achilles, spear in hand, carrying Troilos' body.
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2010.99.0164.jpg
2010.99.0164.jpg
Detailed view fo the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora (front), showing Achilles, spear in hand, carrying Troilos' body.
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2010.99.0165.jpg
2010.99.0165.jpg
Detailed view fo the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora (front), showing Achilles, spear in hand, carrying Troilos' body.
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2010.99.0166.jpg
2010.99.0166.jpg
Detailed front view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing the fountainhouse.
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2010.99.0167.jpg
2010.99.0167.jpg
Detailed view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing Achilles having just removed Troilos from his horse.
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2010.99.0168.jpg
2010.99.0168.jpg
Detailed view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing Achilles having just removed Troilos from his horse.
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2010.99.0169.jpg
2010.99.0169.jpg
Detailed view of the shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing Achilles having just removed Troilos from his horse.
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2010.99.0170.jpg
2010.99.0170.jpg
Top view of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora on its side, showing the rim and interior.
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2010.99.0171.jpg
Bottom view of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora on its side, showing the base.
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2011.03.0003.jpg
2011.03.0003.jpg
Front of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing the ambush of Troilos.
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2011.03.0004.jpg
2011.03.0004.jpg
Front view of an Etruscan black-figure (Pontic) amphora, showing a gorgon on the neck, the ambush of Troilos on the shoulder, and a pair of goats on the body, with a lion licking its paw off to the left.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 36.1; JHS 1951, pl.43,44;Beazley, EVP p.295; Schauenburg, JdI 85 (1970) 66, 67; L. Banti, SE, DAI 24 (1955-6) 146, no.7; A. Giuliano, SE 37 (1969) 20, fig. 18; M. Martelli, ed., 'La ceramiaca dagli Etrusci' 1987; M. Rizzo, ed. ...; LIMC s.v. Achle 18, s.v. Gorgones (in Etruria) 82a
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Beazley_DB
Height 34.0
Diameters Mouth 13.0; neck 9.4; body 24.0; base 12.9
Handle_height 11.8
Other_dims.
Location Greece
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey; Joana Varela
Date_edited 8.08.2002; 21.04.2004; 09.01.2006; 05.04.2017
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