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Amphora (Attic geometric black-figure ware)
900 BCE

Medium
earthenware
Measurements
36.4 × 23.9 × 21.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Attica, Greece
Accession Number
D67-1980
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1980
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Small amphora with an ovoid body passing smoothly into the neck, which flares out to a wide mouth. The two short loop handles are on the shoulder (shoulder-handled amphora). Decorated mainly in black glaze. On the neck is a dog-tooth pattern band between concentric lines. On the shoulder is a pattern band of alternating diagonal strokes and solid triangles, between concentric lines. On the lower body is a reserved band with three parallel lines.