Attic Black-Figure Neck-Amphora (Storage Vessel) with Eyes
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Ancient Greek (active ca. 530 BCE - ca. 510 BCE) Primary
Attic Black-Figure Neck-Amphora (Storage Vessel) with EyesArchaic
ca. 540 BCE - 525 BCE
13 9/16 in. x 9 1/4 in. x 9 1/4 in. (34.45 cm x 23.5 cm x 23.5 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
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.
- Archaic - Refers to the pottery style found in Persia around 6000 BCE. The style is characterized by fine, plain buff pottery tempered with straw that is sometimes decorated with simple red or orange painted designs.
- Attic - Style and culture of the region of Attica. For culture particular to the capital of Attica, Athens, use "Athenian."
- Black-figure - Refers to a style of Greek vase painting that developed from the Geometric and Orientalizing styles. It appeared in Corinth around 720 BCE, flourished in Attica by 600 BCE, and was found in Sparta, eastern Greece, and elsewhere, until the Red-figure style gradually replaced it in the late sixth century BCE. The style is characterized by a particular technique, which is characterized by the use of a refined slip, a two-stage firing process, and sintering to create black figures in silhouette on a red ground. Details were incised into the black figures or applied in purple or white pigment.
- neck amphorae - Term applied to amphorae in which the neck is offset from the body.
- vase paintings - Refers to two-dimensional decoration applied to pottery by using paint made of metallic oxides or other pigments held in suspension in slip or another medium. The term is particularly used to refer to Ancient Greek red- and black-figure works. See also "porcelain paintings (visual works)."
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Ancient Life on Greek Pottery Bryn Mawr College , Mar 30, 2015 – Jun 1, 2015
- Worlds to Discover: 125 Years of Collections at Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr College , Sep 24, 2010 – May 28, 2011
Owner Name: Joseph Clark Hoppin
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Acquisition Method: Purchased from Edward Perry Warren
Disposal Method: Donated to Bryn Mawr College
Ownership Start Date: 1901
Ownership End Date: 1901
Owner Name: Edward Perry Warren
Role: Buyer, Collector, Seller
Place: Lewes House, England
Acquisition Method: Purchased at auction from Forman collection
Disposal Method: Sold to Joseph Clark Hoppin
Ownership Start Date: 1900
Ownership End Date: 1901
Owner Name: Forman Collection
Place: London, England
Acquisition Method: unknown
Disposal Method: Sold to Joseph Clark Hoppin at auction
Ownership Start Date: unknown
Ownership End Date: July 1900
Remarks: This items is the second of two items in lot 108 in the Forman Collection auction catalog found here: https://archive.org/details/formancollection00soth/mode/2up
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
J. D. Beazley,
Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters
Hacker Art Books.
New York, NY, 1978
Page Number: 276, Figure Number: 4
- "Treasures," Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Bulletin (May 2010): 6-7.
Johannes , Burow,
Erbhard Karls University of Tübingen.
Mainz am Rhein, 1989
Page Number: 35 with note 213
and Emily Croll.
Worlds to Discover.
Bryn Mawr College.
Bryn Mawr, PA, 2010
Page Number: 9
Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge,
The Forman Collection: Catalog of the Egyptian, Greek & Roman Antiquities and Objects of Art of the Renaissance, etc. (Second and Final Portion)
Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge.
https://archive.org/details/formancollection00soth/mode/2up, July, 1900
Page Number: 7, Figure Number: 108
Mary B. Moore
and Dietrich von Bothmer.
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, United States, Fascicule 16
Page Number: 48
- Mary Hamilton Swindler, "The Bryn Mawr Collection of Greek Vases," American Journal of Archaeology 20, no. 3 (1916): 312, Figure Number: 1.
- The Classical Art Research Centre, "The Beazley Archive Online." Classical Art Research Centre. (Accessed April 1, 2020): University of Oxford, http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/index.htm. Figure Number: 320157.
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