Attic Late Geometric Neck-Handled Amphora (Storage Vessel)Late Geometric
Late 8th century BCE
17 1/16 x 7 7/16 x 7 7/16 in. (43.3 x 18.9 x 18.9 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.34
Geography: Europe, Greece
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Amphorae
This object has the following keywords:
- amphorae - Ancient Greek and Roman storage vessels of many variations usually having a large oval body with a narrow neck and two or more handles extending from the mouth or neck to the shoulders on the body.
- Attic - Style and culture of the region of Attica. For culture particular to the capital of Attica, Athens, use "Athenian."
- Late Geometric - Refers to the most advanced phase of Geometric style, dating to the mid- and late eighth century BCE and appearing across a wide geographical area. It varied significantly in different locations, but in general it is characterized in vase painting by a sophistication in the representation of figures and animals, including the portrayal of recognizable mythological figures and narrative scenes. Sculpture from this period depicts a wide variety of animals and human figures that are stylized, but more naturalistic than in earlier art.
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Fragmentary Excess: Text, Body, Receptacle Bryn Mawr College , Nov 3, 2017 – Dec 1, 2017
- The Age of Homer University Museum, University of Pennsylvania , Dec 12, 1969 – Mar 14, 1970
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
Philip P. Betancourt,
Check-list of Objects for The Age of Homer
University of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1970
Page Number: 7, Figure Number: 5
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