From:Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectThis black-figure vase was most likely a storage vessel - a common use for amphorae. The amphora has been designated as Type B.
It features two scenes; side A shows Herakles, his wife Deianeira and the centaur Nessos, with a bearded onlooker. Side B is a wedding procession led by the god Hermes.
The female figures have added white paint on their skin, and red is also added in places throughout the scenes. The anchor graffiti on the base of the amphora perhaps indicates the vase was for sea-trade.
MakerAttributed to the Painter of the Vatican Mourner
Date Madeca. 550-525 BC
Medium and MaterialsCeramic; Pottery
Style and IconographyAttic
Style and IconographyBlack-figure
TechniqueBlack-figure vase painting
TechniqueSlip trailing (relief line)
MeasurementsHeight 435mm; 289mm
Named CollectionThe James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Credit LineDonated by Marion K. Steven, 1957
Object TypeStorage Vessels
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved