Red Figure Amphora


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Artifact Identification Red Figure Amphora   (1984.06.0002)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Processing & Preparation T&E
  4. :
  5. Food Storage Equipment
Artist/Maker Baltimore Painter
Geographic Location
Period/Date Late Apulian, 330 - 320 BCE
Culture Greek, Apulian
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 79.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 35.0 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 8,900 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Handbuilding, Glazing, Firing, Painting
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

APULIAN RED-FIGURE AMPHORA OF PANATHENAIC SHAPE Shape and Ornament: Flaring mouth, foot in two degrees, strap handles. Glazed inside to top of neck, reserved areas covered with red wash. A, lip: a graland of vine leaves. Neck: palmette between handles. Ridge at mid-neck, below which are an egg-and-dot band, rays, and rosettes between reserved bands. Shoulder: female head facing left rising from calyx. Scrolls, tendrils, and complex florals on either side with a band of egg-and-dot below. Lower body, below naiskos: wide reserved band with maeander and saltire squares which continues on Side B. Stem of foot and inset upper edge of foot partially reserved. B, mouth and upper neck same as A. Lower neck: eggs, two lines, inverted rays and tongues, wave and dot pattern above a glazed line. On sides of vase, reserved lotuses and palmettes. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plates 43; 45, 1; and 46, 1. Published in Trendall and Cambitoglou, SECOND SUPPLEMENT to THE RED-FIGURED VASES OF APULIA, University of London: Institute of Classical Studies, 1992. p. 277, "(a) N: Youth, wearing red chlamys and holding whip and spear, standing beside horse; flanked by two seated youths above and two standing women below, (b) two seated yoths and two standing women around a stele. Shoulder: white female head, wearing saccos, in profile to l. in floral setting."

Description N/A

Spurlock Museum 1984.06.0001 Toledo neck-amphora by Baltimore Painter (Mayo and Hamma, Art of South Italy: Vases form Magna Graecia, 1982. Pp. 169-171, pl. 69) Volute-krater by Baltimore Painter. Trendall and Cambitoglou, Supplement to The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia. Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1983. P. 152, 27/23 c, pl. XXVII:2 Amphora by Baltimore Painter. Sotheby's London Sale Catalogue, July 17, 1985. Lot 347 (with illustration)


Trendall and Cambitoglou, Second Supplement to The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia. University of London: London, 1992. Page 277. Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 36, Plates 43; 45,1; 46. "Past Perfect: The Resurrection of a Museum." The News-Gazette, Weekend, 3/7/1986, Photo, p. 12.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Fund
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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