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Attic Red-Figure Amphora (Storage Vessel) Fragment with Athena

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Ancient Greek (active ca. 500 BCE - ca. 460 BCE) Primary

Attic Red-Figure Amphora (Storage Vessel) Fragment with Athena

Late Archaic
ca. 500 BCE - 490 BCE

3 3/8 in. x 3 13/16 in. x 1/4 in. (8.5 cm x 9.7 cm x 0.7 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.188
Other Number(s): R. 1087 (Lewes House Register)
Geography: Europe, Greece, Attica
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Amphorae
Culture/Nationality: Attic
Findspot: Rome

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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.
  • Athena
  • Attic - Style and culture of the region of Attica. For culture particular to the capital of Attica, Athens, use "Athenian."
  • Gods and Goddesses - Added June 2010 by M. Weldon
  • Panathenaic amphorae - Refers to amphorae that were filled with olive oil from the sacred trees of Athena, given as prizes in the Panathenaic Games. They were neck amphorae with a large, broad body sharply tapering downward and a relatively thin neck. The standard decoration included images of Athena on one side and the contest at which the prize was won on the other, usually in the Black-figure technique.
  • Red-figure - Refers to a style of Greek vase painting that developed from the Black-figure style. It appeared in Athens around 530 BCE and spread to other areas of Greece, southern Italy, Etruria, and elsewhere in the Mediterranean area, until it disappeared in the third century BCE. The style is characterized by a particular technique, which involves the use of refined slip and a two-phase firing process to create a black ground through sintering, with figures reserved in red. The details of the figures are more fluid than in the Black-figure style, and are typically drawn with a brush, using both a defined, black relief line and a more dilute line that varies in color from dark gold to black.
  • sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
  • 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)."
  • Warriors

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Fragmentary Excess: Text, Body, Receptacle Bryn Mawr College , Nov 3, 2017 – Dec 1, 2017
  • Worlds to Discover: 125 Years of Collections at Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr College , Sep 24, 2010 – May 28, 2011
  • Selected Works of Art, Archaeology, Ethnography and Decorative Arts from the College's Collections Bryn Mawr College , Feb 20, 2002 – Feb 24, 2002
  • Goddess and Polis: The Panathenaic Festival in Ancient Athens Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College , Sep 12, 1992 – Aug 1, 1993
    • Hood Museum of Art 9/12/1992 - 12/6/1992
    • Tampa Museum of Art 1/9/1993 - 4/16/1993
    • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 5/11/1993 - 8/1/2993
    • The Art Museum, Princeton University 8/31/1993 - 11/28/1993

  • Echoes from Olympus: The Minor Arts of Classical Antiquity University of California Art Museum , Oct 1, 1974 – Nov 17, 1974

  • Owner Name: Joseph Clark Hoppin
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    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: unknown
    Disposal Method: Sold to Joseph Clark Hoppin
    Ownership Start Date: 1901 or before
    Ownership End Date: 1901

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • J. D. Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters Clarendon Press. Oxford, United Kingdom, 1963
    Page Number: 198, Figure Number: 16
  • Heinrich Sitte, Von einer Athene des "Berliner Malers" R. M. Rohrer. Vienna, Austria, 1948
    Page Number: 47, Figure Number: 3
  • J. D. Beazley, Der Berliner Maler Keller. Berlin, Germany, 1930
    Figure Number: Plate 12, 5.
  • J. D. Beazley, "The Master of the Berlin Amphora." Journal of Hellenic Studies 31 (1911): 281, number 9., Figure Number: Plate X, 1..
  • J. D. Beazley, Attic Red-Figured Vases in American Museums Harvard University Press. Cambridge, MA, 1918
    Page Number: 37 and 40.
  • "Treasures," Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Bulletin (May 2010): 6-7.
  • Marianne Hansen and Emily Croll. Worlds to Discover. Bryn Mawr College. Bryn Mawr, PA, 2010
    Page Number: 10
  • Darrell Amyx and Barbara Forbes. Echoes from Olympus: Reflections of Divinity in Small-Scale Classical Art University Art Museum. Berkeley, CA, 1974
    Page Number: 92, Figure Number: cat. no. 51
  • Jenifer Neils, Goddess and Polis. Princeton University Press. Princeton, NJ, 1992
    Page Number: 153, Figure Number: cat. no. 14
  • Alexander Cambitoglou, Three Thousand Yeas of Classical Art University of Sydney. Sydney, Australia, 1970
    Figure Number: 60
  • Ann Harnwell Ashmead and Kyle M. Phillips. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, United States, Fascicule 13. Princeton University Press. Princeton, NJ, 1971
    Page Number: 43-44, Figure Number: Plate 30, 1
  • Mary Hamilton Swindler, "The Bryn Mawr Collection of Greek Vases," American Journal of Archaeology 20, no. 3 (1916): 334, number xv., Figure Number: 15.
  • The Classical Art Research Centre, "The Beazley Archive Online." Classical Art Research Centre. (Accessed April 1, 2020): University of Oxford, Figure Number: 201824.

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