Amphora ; Attributed to the Painter of the Vatican Mourner; ca. 550-525 BC; 43.5...

Name/Title

Amphora

About this object

This black-figure vase was most likely a storage vessel - a common use for amphorae. The amphora has been designated as Type B.

It features two scenes; side A shows Herakles, his wife Deianeira and the centaur Nessos, with a bearded onlooker. Side B is a wedding procession led by the god Hermes.

The female figures have added white paint on their skin, and red is also added in places throughout the scenes. The anchor graffiti on the base of the amphora perhaps indicates the vase was for sea-trade.

Maker

Attributed to the Painter of the Vatican Mourner

Maker Role

Artist

Date Made

ca. 550-525 BC

Period

Archaic

Medium and Materials

Ceramic; Pottery

Style and Iconography

Attic

Style and Iconography

Black-figure

Technique

Black-figure vase painting

Technique

Polychromy

Technique

Slip trailing (relief line)

Measurements

Height 435mm; 289mm

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

43.57

Rights

All rights reserved

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