- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
- 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)."
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
Worlds to Discover: 125 Years of Collections at Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr College
, 9/24/2010 - 5/28/2011
Selected Works of Art, Archaeology, Ethnography and Decorative Arts from the College's Collections
Bryn Mawr College
, 2/20/2002 - 2/24/2002
Goddess and Polis: The Panathenaic Festival in Ancient Athens
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
, 9/12/1992 - 8/1/1993
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
, 10/1/1974 - 11/17/1974
Owner Name: Joseph Clark Hoppin
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
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
and Emily Croll.
Worlds to Discover.
Bryn Mawr College.
Bryn Mawr, PA, 2010
Page Number: 10
The Classical Art Research Centre,
"The Beazley Archive Online."
Classical Art Research Centre.
(Accessed April 1, 2020):
University of Oxford,
Figure Number: 201824.
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
Goddess and Polis.
Princeton University Press.
Princeton, NJ, 1992
Page Number: 153,
Figure Number: cat. no. 14
Three Thousand Yeas of Classical Art
University of Sydney.
Sydney, Australia, 1970
Figure Number: 60
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