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Artifact Identification Neck-Amphora   (1925.04.0007)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Processing & Preparation T&E
  4. :
  5. Food Storage Equipment
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Archaic Period (800 - 480 BC), 500 -475 BCE
Culture Greek, Attic
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 15.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 9.6 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 6.0 cm
Weight 284 g
Measuring Remarks D2 is the body diameter without handles. D3 is the base diameter. The rim diameter is 7.2 cm.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Black (N 2.75/) -ns Brownish Orange ( 2.5 YR 5/8) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Echinus mouth, round handles, torus foot. Interior glazed to halfway down the neck. Outer edge of rim glazed. Edge of foot reserved. On each side of neck are three up-and-down palmettes with dots i the interstices. On the shoulder a thin band and tongues at junction of neck. Configuration of four palmettes underneath the handles. Below the main scene, a glazed line, a thick band and rays. A, Europa(?) riding on a bull. B, a cloaked man on horseback moves right.

Description N/A

For similar vases, see Copenhagen 7783, Group of Vatican G 57 (Light-make Class), (ABV, p. 596, no. I, CVA Copenhague 3 [Danemark 3], p. 87 , pl. 108:4ab), with a similar pamette frieze on the neck except that our example has one instead of two opposing palmettes; also Copenhagen 318 (CVA Copenhague 3 [Danemark 3], p. 87 , pl. 109:Iab); and Compiegne 990 (ABV, p. 599, no. 3, CVA Compiegne I [France 3] pl. 12:17–18), for similar shape and lower body decoration.


1989. S. U. Wisseman. CVA, p. 11, PL. 10,1-2. For more information on the Light-make Class, see CVA.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Classical Museum Purchase
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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