Figure Neck Amphora

1977.01.1685

Photo of Figure Neck Amphora

Basic Information

Artifact Identification Figure Neck Amphora   (1977.01.1685)
Classification Materials T&E : Food Processing & Preparation T&E : Food Storage Equipment
Artist/Maker Painter of Oxford 218 B, close to (attributed by Dietrich von Bothmer)
Geographic Location Europe, West, Greece, Attica
Period/Date Attic - Middle, 500 BCE
Culture Greek, Attic
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 29.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) 18.3 cm
Dimension 3 (Width) 17.8 cm
Weight 1,283 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Handbuilding, Glazing, Firing, Painting
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE NECK-AMPHORA of PANATHENAIC SHAPE Shape and Ornament: Echinus mouth and foot. Ring at junction of shoulder and neck. Interior of neck glazed to halfway down. On the neck, 3 up-and-down palmettes with dots in the interstices, between two lines. Tongue pattern on the shoulder at the junction with the neck. Below the main scene are a thin band, wide band, and rays. Subject: A, Athena facing left between two columns. She wears a chiton, aegis, high-crested Attic helmet and carries a round shield (device: serpent) on her left arm and wields a spear in her right hand. B, three nude athletes race to the right. The lead runner appears to have sweat pouring off him: 17 tiny, vertical incisions below his torso and left arm and 23 diagonal incisions below his left leg. Accessory Colors: Red: Fillet. Thin band below each panel which continues around the vase. A, Athena's helmet and crest, dots on her chiton. B, hair of athletes. White: Athena's flesh; shield device. Dimensions and Condition: H. 0.299 m.; d. body 0.177 m.; d. rim 0.112m.; d. foot 0.09 m. Fine red clay, glossy black glaze which has misfired to red under A/B handle. Rim slightly chipped. Glaze chipped on mouth and handles. Attributed by Dietrich von Bothmer as close to the Painter of Oxford 218 B (in a letter dated 1/3/78 ). About 500 B.C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 8, 1-2.

Description N/A
Comparanda

Oxford amphora no. 218 B. (Beazley, Attic Black-figure Vase-painters, 1956. P. 339, no. 1; Beazley, Paralipomena. Additions to Attic Black-figure Vase-painters and to Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, 1971. P. 150, no.1; Burn and Glynn, Beazley Addenda, Additional References to ABV, ARV, and Paralipomena, 1982. P. 45, no 339.1; Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Oxford 3 [Great Britain 14], p. 16, pl. 29: 3 – 4) Oxford amphora 218 A, like the Painter of 218 B (Beazley, Paralipomena. Additions to Attic Black-figure Vase-painters and to Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, 1971. P. 151, no. 6; Burn and Glynn, Beazley Addenda, Additional References to ABV, ARV, and Paralipomena, 1982. P. 45, no. 339.6; Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Oxford 3 [Great Britain], p. 16, pl. 29: 1 – 2)

Bibliography

Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 10, Plate 8, 1-2. Heritage: Friends of the World Heritage Museum. October 1995. Photo, p. 4. "From Admirers the World Around Gifts to Brundage Enrich Museum,"Illinois Alumni News, September, 1977. Photo.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Avery Brundage Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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