Attic Fine Pottery Amphoriskos, 600-550 BC
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1175913
Ostracon Ancient Art
Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
Gallery by appointment
Very fine broad-shouldered amphoriskos tapering to a spreading foot, twin handles from shoulder to neck
The reserved band on the shoulder framed by dilute lines and decorated with an ivy wreath with alternating red and black leaves.
This amphoriskos copies large Attic oil jars and shows the same SOS marking on the neck as some of them.
Larger than usual example. For related vases cf.:
Rennes, Musee des Beaux Arts: D863.1.39
CVA Rennes, Musee des Beaux Arts, 31, pl. (1310) 27.1
Musee des Beaux-Arts: 863.2.75
CVA Tours and Bourges, Musee des Beaux-Arts et Musee Berry, 19, pl. (1349) 13.9
H. 19 cm (7.5 in)
Athens, 600-550 BC
Reconstituted from fragments. Loops of the handles professionally restored. Black glaze partially worn.
From German collection.
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.