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Accession_Number 48.5.2
adlib_title Corinthian middle corinthian amphoriskos
Shape Amphoriskos
Shape_description Mouth has thin rim and near vertical walls tapering down to neck; two upside down U-shaped handles start mid-neck and curve upwards before joining the shoulder; inverted ovoid body; near conical foot with mirrored concave base.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Corinthian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 2.5Y 7/3
Decoration The interior of the mouth is reserved except for a black band on its top. On the mouth, three horizontal parallel lines. On the neck, zig-zag pattern. Shoulder: A:goose/swan and B: panther. Incised rosettes and dots for the filling. Four black bands. Body: deer flanked by panthers whose tails almost meet. In field: rosettes with spoke incisions, and some with circular centres; also dots. Some added purple on animals. Scene rests on a broad black band framed by two narrow black bands. Triangular spokes point upwards from the base to the lower black band. Foot is black, but base is reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Major repair work done on one side and to neck consisting of nine pieces. Large chip to foot. Small chips to body. On most part of the figure decoration, handles, foot and mouth, black is fired to brownish. The gloss has flaked off from part of the figures, mouth and neck. White deposits around the mouth.
Technique/Style Middle Corinthian
Provenance
Period High Archaic
Date 600-575
Dating_details
Artist Ampersand Painter
Attribution Perhaps by, according to Amyx 220.8 [12.6]
Image
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Front view of a Corinthian amphoriskos, showing the animal frieze on the body, and the handles.
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Right side view of a Corinthian amphoriskos, showing the animal frieze on the body.
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Back view of a Corinthian amphoriskos, showing some of the animal frieze on the body, and the handles.
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Left side view of a Corinthian amphoriskos, showing the animal frieze on the body.
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Oblique top view of a Corinthian amphoriskos, showing various animals amongst rosettes.
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Detail of a Corinthian amphoriskos, showing a panther amongst rosettes.
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Detail of a Corinthian amphoriskos, showing a deer amongst rosettes.
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Side view of a Corinthian amphoriskos, showing a panther amongst rosettes.
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Side view of a Corinthian amphoriskos, showing a panther amongst rosettes.
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Detail view of the shoulder of a Corinthian amphoriskos, showing an animal amongst rosettes.
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Side view of a Corinthian amphoriskos, showing various animals amongst rosettes.
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Side view of a Corinthian amphoriskos, showing various animals amongst rosettes.
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Side view of a Corinthian amphoriskos, showing various animals amongst rosettes.
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Side view of a Corinthian amphoriskos, showing various animals amongst rosettes.
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Top view of a Corinthian amphoriskos on its side, showing various animals amongst rosettes.
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Bottom view of a Corinthian amphoriskos on its side, showing various animals amongst rosettes.
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Detail of a Corinthian amphoriskos, showing a swan amongst rosettes.
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Comparanda
Bibliography Amyx 1988, 220.8 [12.6]
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 17.9
Diameters Mouth 3.6; body 10.0; base 4.3
Handle_height 3.5
Other_dims.
Location 11.1.12
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 12.07.2002; 09.01.2006; 17.08.2006
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