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Accession_Number 52.3.1
adlib_title Attic black figure neck amphora
Shape Neck amphora
Shape_description Wide mouth with flat, reserved rim. Two strap handles, one on each side, curve up from top of neck then down to shoulder. Body is inverted pear shape, tapering to very small foot with groove in middle.Ring on the junction of the body and the foot. Underside almost conical up to small, central, convex circle
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/6. Reddish yellow clay.
Decoration Mouth black inside and out, apart from flat exterior. Handles are black on top and sides but reserved underneath. Palmette and swirl pattern in black on neck. Small ridge at base of neck and vertical black tongues on shoulder. Side A: Heracles and Triton or Nereus (both equally possible as monster has tail and old man with staff associated with Nereus, but is unclothed as associated with Triton) with one male draped onlooker in profile to the left carrying a stick. The opposite side (B) is of a warrior (shield emblem chariot body painted in white) between two male draped onlookers carrying sticks. Added red on onlookers mantles, Nereus beard, and white on the shield. Below figures is a double row of large dots, bewteen two narrow bands with rays below to foot.Undr the handles, lotus and palmette . The foot is black and has two steps. Resting surface and conical base are both reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete and repaired. Glaze remains. Body and neck mended from a number of pieces. Small chips around the neck. White deposits on the underside of the foot and on the top of the rim.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period Late Archaic
Date 525-500
Dating_details
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Image
2002.97.0162.JPG
2002.97.0162.JPG
Front view of an Attic amphora (side A), showing decoration of Heracles wrestling Triton or Nereus.
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2003.92.0371.jpg
2003.92.0371.jpg
Back view of an Attic amphora (side B), showing decoration of a warrior between two onlookers.
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2003.92.0372.jpg
2003.92.0372.jpg
End view of an Attic amphora, showing handle, and palmette and swirl pattern below handle.
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2003.92.0373.jpg
2003.92.0373.jpg
End view of an Attic amphora, showing handle, and palmette and swirl pattern below handle (right palmette almost completely worn off).
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2003.97.0593.jpg
2003.97.0593.jpg
Top view of an Attic amphora, showing reserved rim, top of handles, and interior.
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2003.97.0594.jpg
2003.97.0594.jpg
View from below of an Attic amphora (upside down), showing reserved conical underside.
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2004.05.0013.jpg
2004.05.0013.jpg
Front view (side A) of an Attic black-figure neck amphora showing Herakles wrestling with a sea monster (probably Triton), while Iolaos (?) looks on.
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2004.05.0014.jpg
2004.05.0014.jpg
Back view (side B) of an Attic black-figure neck amphora showing a hoplite warrior between two onlookers.
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2004.05.0015.jpg
2004.05.0015.jpg
Back view (side B) of an Attic black-figure neck amphora showing a hoplite warrior between two onlookers.
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2004.05.0016.jpg
2004.05.0016.jpg
Front view (side A) of an Attic black-figure neck amphora showing Herakles wrestling with a sea monster (probably Triton), while Iolaos (?) looks on.
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2004.05.0017.jpg
2004.05.0017.jpg
Detailed view of the front (side A) of an Attic black-figure neck amphora, showing Herakles wrestling with a sea monster (probably Triton), while Iolaos (?) looks on.
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2005.90.0023.jpg
2005.90.0023.jpg

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2007.02.0022.jpg
2007.02.0022.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-figure amphora, showing Herakles wrestling a sea monster.
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2007.02.0023.jpg
2007.02.0023.jpg
Front view of an Attic black-figure amphora, showing Herakles wrestling a sea monster.
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2013.99.0001.jpg
2013.99.0001.jpg
Front view of an Attic neck amphora (side A), showing Heracles wrestling Triton or Nereus.
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2013.99.0002.jpg
2013.99.0002.jpg
Front view of an Attic neck amphora (side A), showing Heracles wrestling Triton or Nereus.
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2013.99.0003.jpg
2013.99.0003.jpg
Oblique view of an Attic neck amphora (side A), showing Heracles wrestling Triton or Nereus, and the mouth.
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2013.99.0004.jpg
2013.99.0004.jpg
Front view of an Attic neck amphora (side profile), showing lotus and palmette decoration.
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2013.99.0005.jpg
2013.99.0005.jpg
Front view of an Attic neck amphora (side B), showing a warrior between two male draped onlookers carrying sticks.
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2013.99.0006.jpg
2013.99.0006.jpg
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2013.99.0007.jpg
2013.99.0007.jpg
Front view of part of an Attic neck amphora (side A), showing Heracles wrestling Triton or Nereus.
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2013.99.0008.jpg
2013.99.0008.jpg
Front view of part of an Attic neck amphora (side A), showing Heracles wrestling Triton or Nereus with a male draped onlooker in profile carrying a stick.
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2013.99.0009.jpg
2013.99.0009.jpg
Front view of part of an Attic neck amphora (side B), showing a warrior and one male draped onlooker carring a stick with profile to the right.
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2013.99.0010.jpg
2013.99.0010.jpg
Front view of part of an Attic neck amphora (side B), showing a warrior between two male draped onlookers carrying sticks.
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2013.99.0011.jpg
2013.99.0011.jpg
Front view of part of an Attic neck amphora (side B), showing part of a warrior and one male draped onlooker carring a stick with profile to the left.
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2013.99.0012.jpg
2013.99.0012.jpg
Front view of the mouth of an Attic neck amphora.
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2013.99.0013.jpg
2013.99.0013.jpg
Front view of the base of an Attic neck amphora.
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Beazley_DB
Height 16.5
Diameters Rim 7.2; neck (bottom) 5.4; body 9.7; base 5.0
Handle_height 5.4
Other_dims.
Location Myth and religion
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 2 September 2002; 11.10.2006; 02.08.2006
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