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Accession_Number REDMG:1951.130.1
adlib_title Etruscan black figure; pseudo-chalcidian oinochoe
Shape Oinochoe
Shape_description Oinochoe with trefoil lip. Broad neck, widening into grooved trefoil lip, from the back of which extends a vertical tripartite strap handle that reattaches at the middle of the shoulder; broad ridge at the bottom of the neck to which is attached the ovoid body, tapering to a broad ring base, convex on the exterior, with a flat resting surface.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Etruscan
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 5/6
Decoration Black band on interior, reaching to ca. 1.0 cm. below the lip; black neck and handle. Shoulder: reserved tongues, alternatively red and black at centre, on a black band (tongues extend partly over the upper ridge, on the right side). Body: komos comprised of eight nude male dancers with purple hair and incisions delineating hair, eyes, muscular and other bodily details; under handle, black column krater (decorated with two incised lines on shoulder, purple band and incised rays band between incised lines on body); in field between dancers, seven rosettes with single or double incised central circle and incised petals. Below, broad black band between two black lines; black rays emerge from base. Foot black on exterior, otherwise reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact, but with two cracks across the center. Missing surface chips from the body, and underside. Decoration eroded, especially on lip.
Technique/Style Black figure; Pseudo-Chalcidian
Provenance
Period Late Archaic
Date 525-500
Dating_details
Artist Polyphemus Group
Attribution Banti notes a similarity between the dancers and those on Vienna 1041 (neck amphora) attributed to the Polyphemos Group (see Rumpf, Chalkidische Vasen pl. 209).
Image
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Right side view of an Etruscan black-figure oinochoe, showing youths dancing.
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Back of an Etruscan black-figure oinochoe, showing a depiction of a column krater beneath the ribbed handle.
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Front view of an Etruscan black-figure oinochoe, showing youths dancing.
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Right side view of an Etruscan black-figure oinochoe, showing youths dancing.
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Back of an Etruscan black-figure oinochoe, showing a depiction of a column krater beneath the ribbed handle.
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Front view of an Etruscan black-figure oinochoe, showing youths dancing.
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Front view of an Etruscan black-figure oinochoe, showing youths dancing.
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Front view of an Etruscan black-figure oinochoe, showing youths dancing and the handle.
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Front view of an Etruscan black-figure oinochoe, showing youths dancing.
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Front view of an Etruscan black-figure oinochoe, showing youths dancing.
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Oblique view of an Etruscan black-figure oinochoe, showing youths dancing.
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Oblique view of an Etruscan black-figure oinochoe, showing youths dancing.
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Front view of part an Etruscan black-figure oinochoe, showing youths dancing.
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Front view of part an Etruscan black-figure oinochoe, showing youths dancing.
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Front view of part an Etruscan black-figure oinochoe, showing youths dancing.
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Top view of the bottom of an Etruscan black-figure oinochoe, showing the base.
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Comparanda
Bibliography EAA 2, 265 ('amphora'); Ure 1963, 57-58 no. 9, figs. 6-7; Jones 1987, 633, table 8.2; Boardman, BSA 1973, 272
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 27.0
Diameters Neck 9.0; body 19.0; base 10.6
Handle_height 11.0
Other_dims.
Location Symposium
Edited_by Denise; Amy
Date_edited 09.08.2002; 09.09.2004
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