Amphora ; Group E Painters (from Exekias); ca. 550 BC; 42.57

Name/Title

Amphora

About this object

Type B amphora. Amphorae are very common storage vessels and come in a variety of styles and shapes. Featured here is a lustrous black glazed vase with two well-known scenes on either side. On side A Herakles is pictured attacking Geyron. On side B is the Return of Hephaistos to Mt Olympus. Red and white paint is added to some of the figures and decoration. The base features some graffiti - possibly an anchor indicating this may have been a vase used for sea-trade.

Maker

Group E Painters (from Exekias)

Maker Role

Artist

Date Made

ca. 550 BC

Period

Archaic

Place Made

Greece

Medium and Materials

Ceramic; Pottery

Style and Iconography

Attic

Measurements

Height 425mm; Maximum diameter 282mm

Named Collection

The James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Credit Line

Donated by Marion K. Steven, 1957

Object Type

Storage Vessels

Object number

42.57

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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