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Amphora

Museum number:
8-1866
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Accession number:
Acc.103
Object count:
1
Description:
Large Etrusco-Corinthian amphora, repaired. Attributed to the Monte Abatone Painter; ca. 630 BCE. Description from Matteucig (1951): Neck-amphora; height: 42 cm; diameter: 29.5 cm (see Matteucig's plate XX, 15). Italo-Corinthian. Clay white; cream slip; reddish-brown paint. Shape similar to no. 8-1863. Three deep incised lines on lip; neck solid brown, except for a line of cream dots at its base; on flat side of handles, linear decoration consisting of five narrow triangles set base to base between three parallel bands. The upper half of the body is solid red brown; lower half, in the color of the slip, except for three bands. On the middle, traces of three animals going right: a horse, a lion, and a deer. The animals are in the color of the background (red brown) with violet (?) and cream details. Their contours are traced with double in cised lines; between the double lines, cream dots. The horns of the deer, the mane and tail of horse and lion are outlined in the same technique, with additional incised zig zags. Traces of incised floral filling ornaments. The closest parallel I could find is from Poggio Volpaio, tomba a camera no. 6, excavation of 8-1893, a fragmentary amphora in the Museo Archeologico, Florence. For other amphorae, perhaps related to ours, cf. Not. Sc., 1924, p. 409, fig. 3, p. 410, fig. 4, from Tarquinia.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Tomb G, Poggio Buco, Tuscany
Verbatim coll. place:
Tomb G
Culture or time period:
Etruscan and Etrusco-Corinthian
Maker or artist:
The Monte Abatone Painter
Collector:
Alfred Emerson
Collection date:
1896
Materials:
Ceramic (material)
Object type:
archaeology
Production date:
ca. 630 BC
Accession date:
1903
Department:
Classical Mediterranean
Comment:
Hearst Inventory: Repaired
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