Agora Object: P 1227
Inventory Number:   P 1227
Section Number:   Α 280
Title:   Black Figure Oinochoe
Category:   Pottery
Description:   Fragmentary; restored in plaster. Missing, the lower part of the handle and its attachment, about half the rim and much of the walls. The figured panel is not set square with the handle, but begins close to it on the left side of the vase. Across the top of the panel, a band of double alternating lotuses and palmettes; below it and framing the sides and bottom of the panel, a single thin glaze line. Reserved, besides the panel, two roughly triangular spaces on the right side of the body, a band round the lower part, the underside of the foot, the double handle, and the inside of the pot below the neck. On the handle, a thin glaze line along the top of each half, and another along the side. The central figure is a woman in long chiton and himation. She faces right, with her left hand holding back from her face the cloak drawn up over her head. She is complete save for damage to her dress front and back. On either side of her stands a warrior. The one on the right faces her; his head with crested helmet, most of his shield, part of his spear, a fragment of his greaved legs and a bit of his left heel preserved. Close behind him, her left hand on the shield rim, is another woman, also facing toward the center. She wears long chiton and folded himation; her face is chipped away and a bit of the front of her dress is missing. Of the second warrior, standing to the left behind the central figure, only a bent elbow and the legs, with feet turned right toward the center, remain. Behind him, the leftmost figure of the group, a third woman, also faces toward the center, and lays her right hand on the warrior's arm. She wears long chiton and himation; the back of her shoulders, and a bit from the top of her hem missing.
Elaborately incised ornament (imbricated, zigzag and running dog patterns) on the breasts, hems and borders of the women's dresses. A zigzag on the crest of the warrior's helmet. The edge of his shield, and a band inside, incised with compasses. Red on the cloaks, and the centers of the palmettes and lotuses. White for the woman's flesh (in part preserved when found), for the emblem on the shield, and the dots on its band.
For the shape, cf. Beazley's Type III (olpe); and CVA Oxford 2, pl. III, 28. (Amasis painter, middle to third quarter of 6th. c.).
Context:   Rectangular rockcut shaft at bottom.
Negatives:   Leica, VI-77, XXXV-10, 2-417, 2-420, 3-87, 3-88, 7-62, 8-20, 8-22, 8-35
PD Number:   PD 457, Ptg. 120
Dimensions:   Diam. 0.165, (base) 0.12; H. (to lip) 0.264, (top of handle) 0.33
Date:   8 October 1932
Section:   Α
Elevation:   -19.60m.
Masl:   -20--12m.
Deposit:   G 6:3.2
Period:   Greek
Bibliography:   Monaco (2000), p. 243.
    Hesperia 7 (1938), p. 381 ff., no. 14, figs. 18-20, 23.
    AA 48 (1933), col. 203.
    AJA 37 (1933), pp. 293-294.
    Hesperia 2 (1933), p. 457.
    ABV, p. 445, no. 5.
    Agora XXIII, no. 680, pl. 65.
Is Similar To:   Agora:Object:CVA Oxford 2, pl. III, 28.
References:   Publication: Agora XXIII
Publication: Hesperia 2 (1933)
Publication: Hesperia 7 (1938)
Publication Page: Agora 23, s. 205, p. 189
Publication Page: Agora 23, s. 354, p. 338
Publication Page: Agora 23, s. 464
Drawing: PD 457 (DA 10676)
Drawing: DA 10628
Images (12)
Deposit: G 6:3
Deposit: G 6:3.2
Notebook: Α-6
Notebook: Α-8
Notebook Pages (7)
Card: P 1227
Card: P 1227