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Accession_Number 49.8.8
adlib_title Attic black figure oinochoe
Shape Oinochoe
Shape_description Trefoil lip; large handle with high sides making central channel curves up from rim, then down to top of body; bulbous body; small, flat base with central sunken disk
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/6
Decoration Inside and outside of mouth and handle is black as is neck and back of body. At base of neck is a key / meander design between two moulded ridges and only appears on the front. On the body, metope bearing the figure decoration. On the top of the metope. black tongues.Main design is in a panel showing a Quadriga moving to the left. Horses' heads turned towards different directions. One to the left, other three run their heads to the centre facng each other. On the quadriga, hoplites in profile either side both facing right, holding shields and spears and wearing helmets. One of the shields is decorated with a feline picked out in white, only the back part of which can be seen. Behind the quadriga, a hoplite in profile to the right. He is holding his spear and seems ready to attack. He has a shield decorated with three dots with added white, he wears a short chiton, a cuirass and a Corinthian helmet. In front of the chariot, hoplite in profile, moving to the left, having his head turned backwards. He is wearing cuirass, short chiton, a helmet. He is holding his shield and two spears. Added red-purple on reins of horses and headbands and tunic of warriors, as well as contours of the shields. Added white on lion of the shield and decoration of the shield of the second hoplite which is not clear, the edge of the sword of the first hoplite, the dots on the shiled and a band on the body of the last hoplite. Red band at base of panel running all around the vase's body and foot is black on top, but reserved on side. Resting surface reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. Small chip on the neck. Gloss is shiny and picture remains clear. On the back side of the body, gloss is faded. Paint worn on handle and under mouth rim. White paint has faded. white deposits on the top of the foot. Colour remains clear.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period Late Archaic
Date 500
Dating_details
Artist Class of Vatican G 47
Attribution Beazley: ABV 430.14
Image
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Detail of the front of the body of an Attic black-figure oinochoe, showing a chariot and warriors.
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Detail of the front of the body of an Attic black-figure oinochoe, showing a chariot and warriors.
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Back view of an Attic black-figure oinochoe, showing the handle.
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Bottom view of an Attic black-figure oinochoe, showing the base and some of the body.
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Top view of an Attic black-figure oinochoe, showing the trefoil-lip and top of handle.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure oinochoe, showing a chariot and warriors.
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3/4-view of the right side of an Attic black-figure oinochoe, showing a chariot and warriors.
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3/4-view of the left side of an Attic black-figure oinochoe, showing a chariot and warriors.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure oinochoe, showing a chariot and warriors.
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Left side view of an Attic black-figure oinochoe, showing a chariot and warriors.
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Detailed view of the right side of the figural panel on an Attic black-figure oinochoe, showing a hoplite behind a chariot.
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Detailed view of the left side of the figural panel on an Attic black-figure oinochoe, showing a hoplite warrior in front of an advancing chariot.
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Comparanda
Bibliography ABV 430.14
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 303307
Height 24.6
Diameters Neck 6.6; body 14.5; base 9.3
Handle_height 14.7
Other_dims. H. (excl. handle) 20.8
Location Warfare
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 02.09.2002; 06.01.2006; 03.08.2006
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