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Accession_Number 50.3.1
adlib_title Attic black figure amphora
Shape Amphora
Shape_description Flat rim; shallow mouth; broad neck; two handles curve upwards from near the bottom of the neck to the top of the body; small ridge between neck and shoulder; body tapers into broad, thick, flat base; underside concave.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/6
Decoration Red rim, mouth black inside but lower half reserved. Handles are black on top and reserved underneath. In neck zone are palmettes with dots joined by chain. Bars on shoulder. Side A; Dionysos holding wine cup, between two dancing maenads with ivy vines in the field. Side B; two warriors fighting over fallen man with spears and a shield with a leg motif and red details. Palmettes in field are attached to tendrils under the handles. Below are dots joined by zigzags with rays below. Moulded red ridge then black foot with uneven reserved band at base. Base is reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Originally acquired as a box of fragments in 1950 and restored and repaired in 1978. Repainted at breaks. Glaze remains shiny. Possibly retouched paint (?).
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period High Archaic / Late Archaic
Date 525-500
Dating_details
Artist Dot-band Class; Group of Brussels R312
Attribution
Image
2001.99.0014.jpg
2001.99.0014.jpg
Side view of an Attic black-figure amphora (side A), showing Dionysus holding a wine cup with maenads on either side.
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2001.99.0015.jpg
Side view of an Attic black-figure amphora (side A), showing Dionysus holding a wine cup with maenads on either side.
2001.99.0016.jpg
2001.99.0016.jpg
Side view of an Attic black-figure amphora (side B), showing two warriors fighting over a third, fallen, warrior.
2001.99.0017.jpg
2001.99.0017.jpg
End view of an Attic black-figure amphora, showing palmette tendrils beneath a handle.
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2005.88.0071.jpg

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End view of an Attic black-figure amphora, showing palmette tendrils beneath a handle.
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2007.01.0010.jpg
End view of an Attic black-figure amphora, showing palmette tendrils beneath a handle.
2007.01.0011.jpg
2007.01.0011.jpg
Side view of an Attic black-figure amphora (side A), showing Dionysus holding a wine cup with maenads on either side.
2007.01.0024.jpg
2007.01.0024.jpg
Side view of an Attic black-figure amphora (side B), showing two warriors fighting over a third, fallen, warrior.
2007.01.0041.jpg
2007.01.0041.jpg
End view of an Attic black-figure amphora, showing palmette tendrils beneath a handle.
2007.01.0042.jpg
2007.01.0042.jpg
End view of an Attic black-figure amphora, showing palmette tendrils beneath a handle.
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2007.01.0102.jpg
End view of an Attic black-figure amphora, showing palmette tendrils beneath a handle.
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2007.01.0103.jpg
End view of an Attic black-figure amphora, showing palmette tendrils beneath a handle.
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Beazley_DB
Height 23.6
Diameters Mouth 10.4; neck 6.6; body 11.5; base 7.7
Handle_height 7.5
Other_dims.
Location Myth and religion
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 11 September 2002; 10.01.2006; 21.08.2006
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