Nikosthenes / Neck Amphora (Wine Jar) / c. 530 BCNikosthenes
Neck Amphora (Wine Jar)
c. 530 BC

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Creator Name: Nikosthenes
Creator Nationality: Greek
Creator Role: Artist
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Nikosthenes
Title: Neck Amphora (Wine Jar)
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: -53
Creation End Date: -52
Creation Date: c. 530 BC
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: black-figure terracotta
Dimensions: Overall: 31.1cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1974.10
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Context: The distinctive shape of this amphora is a trademark of the potter Nikosthenes, who signed his name below one handle. More than one hundred vases are known to be from the same workshop; almost all of them were found in Etruria. Although they were madein Greece, they appealed much more to an Etruscan clientele because the form was modeled on Etruscan metal and clay prototypes.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1974.10
AMICA Library Year: 1998
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