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Accession_Number 51.7.16
adlib_title Attic black figure; incised; added colour (red) neck amphora
Shape Neck amphora
Shape_description Wide cup mouth with a reserved, flat rim. Two tripartite strap handles rise up from the neck and join the body at the shoulders. Ovoid body tapers to a thick disk foot, beneath a short (restored) stem. Base is concave
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description Fine-grained, reddish-yellow clay
Munsell_color 5YR 7/6
Decoration Black mouth inside out, except for reserved top surface of the rim, exterior of handles, interior reserved and underside of the foot black; Between the handles are double (mirrored) lotus-enclosed palmette friezes, enclosed between red lines. Below the ridge at the base of the neck are alternating red and black tongues. Beneath each handle is a vegetal design comprised of three lotus buds, each arranged at right angles to each other, so that their stems form a diamond that encircles a dot, yet extend to four palmettes (two above and two below) that flank the figural zone. Beneath the figural zone is a series of friezes: two lines; a maeander (Greek key) to left; two lines; a frieze of upright leaves interlinked by arcuated stems; two lines; rays extending from the base. The preserved part of the base is entirely black. Side A shows a quadriga (four horse chariot) wheeling around, so that the front of the horses seem to pass a crouching warrior holding out a spear at a near horizontal. The helmeted charioteer holds a large shield. Side B shows a helmeted warrior, standing between two attendants. The warrior holds a shield with a lion-head sema, wears a chlamys, and holds a pair of spears at right angles. The (male) onlookers, both bearded, wear himatia that enclose their arms, and each holds a staff upright. Detail is incised on both designs. Top of foot and side are black and the underneath is concave and black. Added red on horses' manes and the contour of the shield.
Inscriptions
Condition Comprised of many rejoined fragments, with restorations (large patches on side B and 3/4 of the foot is modern, as is the stem joining it to the base). A long crack extends through the rim and neck at the back. Chips on the handles and the rim. Gloss worn on rim, handles and foot. The gloss on parts of the figure decoration is mirroring.
Technique/Style Black figure; incised; added colour (red)
Provenance
Period High Archaic / Late Archaic
Date 525-500
Dating_details
Artist Antimenes Painter
Attribution Ure: ABV 272.97 (but contra. see Burow)
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Front view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a chariot approaching a kneeling warrior.
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Left side view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a handle.
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Back view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing an armed warrior between two figures holding spears.
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Right side view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a handle.
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Detail of the front of the body of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a chariot approaching a kneeling warrior.
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Detail of the front right of the body of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a chariot.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a chariot approaching a kneeling warrior.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a chariot approaching a kneeling warrior.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a chariot approaching a kneeling warrior.
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Detail of the front of the body of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a chariot approaching a kneeling warrior.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a chariot approaching a kneeling warrior.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a chariot approaching a kneeling warrior.
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Detail of the front of the body of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a chariot approaching a kneeling warrior.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a chariot approaching a kneeling warrior.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a chariot approaching a kneeling warrior.
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Right side view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a handle.
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Back view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing an armed warrior between two figures holding spears
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Left side view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a handle.
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Left side view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a tripartite strap handle.
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Back view (side B) of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing an armed warrior between two figures holding spears.
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Front view (side A) of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a chariot approaching a kneeling warrior.
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Detailed view of the back (side B) of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing an armed warrior between two figures holding spears.
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Back view (side B) of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing an armed warrior between two figures holding spears.
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Front view (side A) of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a chariot approaching a kneeling warrior.
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Top view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing top of tripartite strap handles, rim, and interior.
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Top view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing top of tripartite strap handles, rim, and interior.
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Bottom view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing concave base (origionally painted black).
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Detailed view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing tripartite handle and palmette frieze on neck and underneath handles.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing a chariot approaching a kneeling warrior.
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Front view of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing an armed warrior between two figures holding spears.
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Comparanda
Bibliography Ure 1963, 56, no. 6; ABV 272.97; J. Burow, Der Antimenesmaler, Kerameus 7 (Mainz 1989) pls. 156a, 157a, no. U20 (A,B)
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 320108
Height 41.3
Diameters Rim 18.3; body 27.5; base 13.6
Handle_height 11.1
Other_dims.
Location Warfare
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 02.09.2002; 13.05.2004; 06.01.2006; 03.08.2006
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