An Attic Black-figured Amphora, Attributed to the Painter of Louvre F6, circa 570-550 B.C.
Property from a English Private Collection
An Attic Black-figured Amphora
Attributed to the Painter of Louvre F6, circa 570-550 B.C.
painted on each side with a departure scene showing a gesturing warrior wearing greaves, tunic, corselet, sheathed sword, and high-crested helmet, and holding a shield emblazoned with dots, a draped figure standing on either side; rays above the foot, a band of ivy leaves above each scene; details in added red and white, a dipinto under the foot.
Height 33.5 cm.
Intact except for 2-inch wide section of rim repaired from two pieces, with associated hairline crack extending down to beneath top of handle. Repairs amateurishly done with no attempt at concealing them. There are even two strips of Scotch tape over some of them, even though no repair shows any sign of movement. Vase seems to have sustained this damage in modern times.
Slight abrasions to glaze along edge of foot and to outside edge of rim. Minor nicks overall.
Most of black glaze on foot, on body around panels, on handles and on neck was smeared with oily black paint, probably to conceal areas of flaking and/or misfiring.
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(perhaps J. D. Beazley, Attic Black-figures Vase-painters, Oxford, 1956, p. 126, no. 54 (Beazley Pottery Archive Database, no. 300950: http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/record/650A92DA-A75E-49A6-9B81-B1912D69AEE3), according to an undated note by Prof. Charles Martin Robertson, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
For closely related compositions on two amphoras by the same painter see Capitoline Museum, Rome, inv. no. B4 (http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/record/7C55C643-7356-48E5-9D94-3C66856CE793) and Antikensammlungen, Munich, inv. no. J637 (http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/record/0F66D542-3F88-4AE3-AEFA-BE93CC880D6A)