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Accession_Number 50.10.1
adlib_title Attic late geometric ii amphora
Shape Amphora
Shape_description Coldstream (79) classes this amphora as part of the 'plump and ungainly group' of LG IIb amphorae whose potters modelled amphora bodies after those of pitchers (see J.M. Cook, BSA 42, 151). Flaring mouth with rounded, thickened rim; two vertical strap thick handles extend from the top of the decorative zone on the neck down to the bottom of the decorative zone on the shoulder; rounded body tapers to a ring foot. Flat underside
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 6/3
Decoration The interior, from the lip down, is reserved. There is a thick band on the lip and vertical bars on the exterior of the rim, then five bands, evenly spaced, between the rim and where the handles start. Neck (A,B): Panel between two triglyphs, each consisting of three vertical lines, a band of diagonal lines, and another three vertical lines. Panel filled with a long-legged bird facing left (body outlined and filled with vertical lines), filling splotches, and a horizontal triangle, cross-hatched, to the right. Shoulder (A,B): Seven vertical lines, panel, seven vertical lines. The panels are filled with (A) dog (silhouette) runing to right, with filling ornament, (B) same, but the dog chasing a hare. Horizontal bands cover the exterior of both handles, and the handle zones are outlined with a very thick band. Body: three horizontal bands; close zigzag; seven more bands; a large black band covering the lower part of the body and the foot. Resting surface and underside reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete but the neck and the body have been mended from a number of joining fragments. Some repainting. Deposits inside. Large part of the painted decoration fired brownish-reddish. Worn on many parts. Small chips and scraches on the body and a chip on the resting surface.
Technique/Style Late Geometric II
Provenance
Period Late Geometric IIb
Date 720-700
Dating_details
Artist Workshop of Athens 897
Attribution Coldstream 78.16. He further explains (79) that dogs are typical of this workshop.
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Front view of an Attic geometric amphora, showing a water bird facing left (neck) and a dog facing right (shoulder).
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Left side view of an Attic geometric amphora, showing a handle and body decoration.
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Top view of an Attic geometric amphora, showing the reserved mouth and tops of handles.
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Back view of an Attic geometric amphora, showing a water bird facing left (neck) and a dog chasing a hare to the right (shoulder).
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Right side view of an Attic geometric amphora, showing a handle and body decoration.
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Oblique view, from slightly above, of an Attic geometric amphora, showing a water bird facing left (neck) and a dog facing right (shoulder).
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Bottom view of an Attic geometric amphora, showing the reserved base.
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Front view of an Attic geometric amphora, showing a water bird facing left (neck) and a dog facing right (shoulder).
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Back view of an Attic geometric amphora, showing a water bird facing left (neck) and a dog chasing a hare to the right (shoulder).
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Front view of an Attic geometric amphora, showing a water bird facing left (neck) and a dog facing right (shoulder).
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Comparanda
Bibliography Ure 1963, 58 no. 2; Coldstream 1968, 78-81 no. 16; Theodora Rombos, The Iconography of Attic Late Geometric II Pottery (Jonsered 1988) 320 table 47, 510 no. 323, pl. 44a-b.
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 23.0
Diameters Rim 10.3; body 14.3; base 8.3
Handle_height 7.7
Other_dims.
Location Timeline 2b bottom
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 06.09.2002; 09.10.2003; 17.01.2006; 18.08.2006
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