Archaic Athenian amphoriskos
Miniature shape of the Athenian "ΣΟΣ"-amphorae. Reported to have been found in Apulia, impressive example of trade in Ancient Greece. Acquired in 1967 at Hermann Zirkel Gallery in Cologne.
Miniature shape of the Athenian "ΣΟΣ"-amphorae
Red clay with dark slip
First half 6th century B.C.
Archaic period of Ancient Greece
Slim conical foot with rounded ende and conical depression at bottom. Wide, slightly concave shoulder with band not covered by black slip, therein four red lines. The short neck without black slip as well. Echinus-shaped mouth, small round handles.
Height 84 mm, diameter 57 mm
Perfect condition for an ancient pottery vessel, minimal wear.
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Heidelberg, Universität, Pl. 36.1
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Frankfurt, Universität und Liebighaus, Pl. 22.1
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Rennes, Musee des Beaux Arts, Pl. 27.1
Acquired 2018 from the German family collection Bergweiler which was formed over several generations. Acquired by Ä. and P. Bergweiler November 30th, 1967 at Antiquitätenhandlung Hermann Zirkel, Cologne, Germany. Reported to have been found in Apulia, impressive example of trade in Ancient Greece.
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