Τετράδιο εργασίας καταλογογράφησης αρχαιοελληνικών μουσικών θεμάτων

Attributed to the Leagros Group
Greek, Attic, 515–505 B.C.
Black Figure Neck Amphora
Ceramic
Gift of Costas Lemonopoulos in memory of Vasso Lemonopoulos
1986.61
An amphora is a Greek jar with two handles, used for wine, oil, or other liquids. Plain pottery had a utilitarian purpose, but elaborately decorated ones served a ceremonial function. They were, for example, presented to winners of athletic competitions. This particular vessel is decorated with the black-figure technique: a black glaze was applied to its surface and the details were incised. The main elements are rendered in silhouette against the clay’s natural color, accented with red and white glazes, and then fired. The style was prevalent from the 7th to early 5th centuries B.C. Depicted here are themes of music and war. The side front probably depicts the god Apollo playing the kithara (a large, elaborate lyre), flanked by four female figures. The reverse depicts a Scythian archer and two warriors on horseback. Screenshot_2020-05-01 Black Figure Neck Amphora - Museum of Fine Arts.png
 
A GREEK BRONZE DANCER

HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.

A GREEK BRONZE DANCER
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
Solid cast, the lissome adolescent female with elongated torso and legs, nude but for a band-like perizoma covering her buttocks, her pudendum bare, decorated on the reverse with interlocking X's, wearing latchet shoes enclosing her toes and tied at the ankles, standing on her toes, the heels raised (supports below), the right leg slightly advanced, her right arm raised high overhead and bent at the elbow, the left lowered, playing krotala (castanets), one preserved, the dichotomy of her arms twisting her upper body to her left, her head turned sharply to her left and held strong on her graceful neck, her gaze cast downward toward her left hand, her oval face with almond-shaped eyes beneath arching brows, with a straight prominent nose and small lips, the dimpled chin square, her hair radiating from the crown of her head and pulled back in a bun at the nape of her neck, a mortise at the top of her head for a now-missing element, her narrow waist modelled inward below her rib cage, a subtle vertical groove between the ribs descending toward her navel, the small breasts high on her chest
9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high

Provenance

New York Art Market, 1995.

https://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=4921243
 

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