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Accession_Number 77.5.1.1-17
adlib_title Attic black figure amphora
Shape Amphora
Shape_description Seventeen fragments from the same Nikosthenic amphora. 1) Should be rejoined to 2. Part of the body. There is white plaster on both surfaces . 2) Should be rejoined to 1. Part of the body. There are traces of plaster on both sides and adhesives. 3) Part of the body. White plaster and adhesives on both sides. 4) Part of the body. White plaster on both sides and adhesives. 5) Should be rejoined to 6. Part of the body. Adhesives. 6) Should be rejoined to 5. Part of the body. Exterior: There are areas that have been chipped off and few bits that have been pitted off. Interior: There is a layer of white plaster. 7) Could be rejoined to 8? Part of the body. There are bits that have been pitted off on the exterior and the interior is covered with plaster and adhesives. 8) Could be rejoined to 7? Part of the body. White plaster and adhesives on the interior and traces of plaster on the exterior, where there are also bits that have been pitted off. 9) Should be rejoined to 10. Part of the body. White plaster on both surfaces. 10) Should be rejoined to 9. Part of the body. The interior is covered with white plaster and there are traces of it on the exterior. 11) Should be rejoined to 12. Part of the body. The interior is covered with plaster and adhesives, while there are traces of plaster on the exterior, too. 12) Should be rejoined to 11. Part of the body. The interior is covered with plaster and adhesives, while there are traces of plaster on the exterior, too. 13) Should be rejoined to 14. Part of the neck. There are traces of white plaster on the interior. Many bits have been pitted off from boith surfaces. 14) Should be rejoined to 13 and 15. Part of the neck. There are traces of plaster and adhesives on both sides, as well as many bits that have been pitted off. 15) Should be rejoined to 14. Part of the neck. There are traces of white plaster on both surfaces, as well as adhesives. There are few scratches on the exterior and several bits that have been pitted off, especially from the interior. 16) Part of the body. Adhesives and traces of white plaster. There are areas on the exterior, where the colour appears to have been peeled off and some pitting off. 17) Bit of white plaster-part of rim? and covered with adhesives.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/6
Decoration The interior is reserved (although covered with plaster on most of the fragments), apart from the upper parts of 13, 14 and 15, that are black (unevenly applied). 1) On the left, there is part of a naked male figure (thighs to toe), facing right and next to him there is the lowest part of another similar figure facing right. Below them, there is part of a black band. 2) There is part of the right part of the previous figure (chest to toe). On the right side of the fragment, there is a figure's forearms (projected to the left, the right hand holding a round object) and part of the right knee. 3) Part of a naked male figure, leaning to the left. Details with incisions and added red. 4) Part of a lions's paws and below it part of a broad, black band. 5) A male figure's thighs and part of a bird? (executed with incisions and added red). 6) The right part of the previous bird? and the right tibia of a male figure , facing left. 7) The thighs of a male figure facing right. On the left side of the fragment there is part of a black and red motif? 8) The upper part (chest to thighs) of a naked male figure, facing right. 9) Part of a male figure's thighs, facing right. 10) The previous figures lower part of legs and part of a black band. 11) The biggest part of a bird, executed with black, added red and incisions. 12) On the left, there is the rest of the previous bird. Next there is the lower part of a lion, executed with black, addeed red and incisions. Behind the lion, there is the lower part of another male figure (chest to feet), facing left and behind him there is part of a bird. 13) The upper part of a satyr (head to thighs), facing right. His hair and beard have been rendered in added red. 14) The lower part of the satyr, chasing a maenad on the right (her right leg is only visible). The details of her drapery are in red and her tibia is white. 15) The left left of the running maenad. On the right, another satyr chasing a maenad (lower part of the figures is visible). 16) Part of a broad, black band. 17. Bit of plaster.
Inscriptions
Condition Bomb-damaged (in WW II)
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance Perhaps from Cerveteri
Period High Archaic
Date 550-525
Dating_details
Artist Nikosthenes Painter; N Painter; Overlap Group
Attribution Beazley: despite the signature (that would suggest an attribution to the Nikosthenes Painter) Beazley attributed this to the 'N Painter', certainly in the 'Overlap Group'.
Image
Comparanda
Bibliography ABV 217.7
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 302756
Height
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. Height: 1) 7.4, 2) 7.6, 3) 3.7, 4) 6.7, 5) 4.3, 6) 4.6, 7) 3.1, 8) 4.2, 9) 3.1, 10) 5.0, 11) 4.2, 12) 6.4, 13) 5.4, 14) 5.4, 15) 6.0, 16) 4.4, 17) 1.4 Width: 1) 4.5, 2) 8.5, 3) 5.8, 4) 3.1, 5) 5.7, 6) 4.5, 7) 6.1, 8) 5.1, 9) 3.5, 10) 6.3, 11) 3.6, 12) 10.6 (chord), 13) 3.9, 14) 5.8, 16) 6.5, 17) 2.7 Diameter: 15) 9.0
Location Under 14
Edited_by Georgia
Date_edited 02.07.2003
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