Workshop of Athens 894 / Dipylon Amphora / 8th Century BCWorkshop of Athens 894
Dipylon Amphora
8th Century BC

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Creator Name: Athens 894
Creator Qualifier: Workshop of
Creator Nationality: Greek
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1887 - 1980
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Workshop of Athens 894
Title: Dipylon Amphora
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -72
Creation End Date: -71
Creation Date: 8th Century BC
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: painted terracotta
Dimensions: Overall: 60cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1927.6
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Context: The largest find of Geometric Period vases was at the Dipylon Cemetery in Athens. Apparently these vessels has a funerary use, perhaps as ossuaries. Their style is called Geometric because all designs--even animals and people--are deliberately reduced to flat geometric forms and linear motifs depicting only the essentials.Neck, Side A: Funeral Couch Side B: Procession of mourning womenBody, Top Register: Seven chariots Lower Register: Hounds pursuing a hare
AMICA ID: CMA_.1927.6
AMICA Library Year: 2001
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