Ancient Greek (active ca. 530 BCE - ca. 510 BCE) Primary
Attic Black-Figure Neck-Amphora (Storage Vessel) with Deities and Courting SceneArchaic
Second half of 6th century BCE
12 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (31.8 x 21 x 21 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2011.17.2
Geography: Europe, Greece, Attica
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Amphorae
Culture/Nationality: Greek, Athenian
Collection: Collection of Doreen Canaday Spitzer
This object has the following keywords:
amphorae*, Apollo, Artemis, Attic*, Black-figure*, Hermes, neck amphorae*, Poseidon, vase paintings*
- 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."
- 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
- Rare Gifts: An Exhibition in Celebration of the Library's Friends Bryn Mawr College , Sep 19, 2014 – Jan 30, 2015
- Conservation: A Permanent Part of a Permanent Collection Bryn Mawr College , Sep 1, 2012 – Dec 1, 2012
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
Robert F. Sutton, PhD
and Denise Demetriou.
Approaching the Ancient Artifact. Representation, Narrative, and Function.
Berlin and Boston, 2014
Page Number: 319-333, 583
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