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Nikosthenic neckamphora (Attic black-figure ware)
530 BCE

30.5 × 20.4 × 17.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
Attica, Greece
inscribed in Greek script at the junction of the neck and body: NIKOSTHENES EPOIESEN
inscribed on the base: III (trademark)
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1980
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Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Vase with an ovoid body, set off from a long neck tapering upwards to a wide flaring mouth, with very wide strap handles from the shoulder to rim level and four raised fillets, one at the neck/body junction, two on the upper body and one at the base of the body. The flat rim is decorated with dolphins and each side of the neck has a large lotus/palmette quatrefoil with added red and white. On the shoulder is a large eye, flanked by palmettes.