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Neck amphora (Sicilian red-figure ware)
350 BCE-340 BCE

Medium
earthenware
Measurements
41.9 × 19.7 × 19.1 cm
Place/s of Execution
Sicily, Italy
Accession Number
1342-D5
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1966
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Tall, slender, necked amphora, with elongated ovoid body, pedestal foot and two handles from below the rim to the shoulder on either side. Decorated in black-glaze and red-figure. On the neck of Side A and B is a woman's head, in profile to the left, flanked by tendrils. Side A body: a seated youth between two women wearing diadems and clutons. Side B: Two nude women either side of a louterion (wash basin on pedestal). They wear only a ribbon around the thigh and a thin bandoher across the body.