Attic Red-Figure Neck Amphora with Double Handles

Object Details

Title:

Attic Red-Figure Neck Amphora with Double Handles

Artist/Maker:

Attributed to Berlin Painter (Greek (Attic), active about 500 - about 460 B.C.)

Culture:

Greek (Attic)

Place:

Athens, Greece (Place created)

Date:

490–470 B.C.

Medium:

Terracotta

Object Number:

86.AE.187

Dimensions:

30.6 × 17.2 cm (12 1/16 × 6 3/4 in.)

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The vase is entirely black save for the figural decoration on front and back. On one side (A), a young man crowned with an ivy wreath cavorts with his left leg flexed off the ground. Nude save for the cloak over his left arm, he rotates his right arm to aid his balance as he endeavours to keep the cup in his left hand upright. On the reverse (B) an older male adopts a similar pose. Lacking a cup from which to drink, he extends his left hand, and holds his right to his hip. Wreathed like his companion, he has a receding hairline, and, to some eyes, a pug nose. He could be a slave accompanying his young master in a komos that occurred in connection with a festival such as the Apatouria, when boys were registered into the phratry (tribal association) of their father. Once in the collection of Prince Albrecht of Prussia (1837-1906), this doubleen bears a graffito underfoot and is likely to have been found in Italy. The vase has been reassembled from numerous fragments and large sections of the black background and part of the lip have been restored. There are sizable areas of misfire, especially on the neck of side A.

Provenance
-

Prince Albrecht of Prussia, Prussian, 1837 - 1906 (Berlin, Germany)

- 1935

Prussian Royal Family [sold, Verschiedener Deutscher Kunstbesitz, Paul Graupe, Berlin, May 27-29, 1935, lot 911.]

- 1962

Private Collection (Silesia) [sold, 191 Kunst-Auktion: Schlesischen Sammlung, Kunst und Auktionshaus Dr. Fritz Nagel, Stuttgart, October 12, 1962, lot 326.]

1963

Private Dealer (Berlin, Germany)

-1963

Private Collection [sold, Auktion 26: Kunstwerke der Antike, Bronzen, Keramik, Skulpturen, Munzen und Medaillen, Basel, October 5, 1963, lot 128, to Walter and Molly Bareiss.]

1963 - 1983

Walter Bareiss, American, born Germany, 1919 - 2007

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and Molly Bareiss, American, 1920 - 2006 (Stamford, Connecticut), distributed to the Mary S. Bareiss 1983 Trust, 1983.

1983 - 1986

Mary S. Bareiss 1983 Trust, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1986.

Exhibitions
Greek Vases and Modern Drawings from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Bareiss (June 13 to October 5, 1969)
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), June 13 to October 5, 1969
Greek Vases at Yale (November 19, 1975 to January 18, 1976)
  • Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven), November 19, 1975 to January 18, 1976
The Classical Ideal: Athens to Picasso (November 15 to December 14, 1979)
  • David Carritt, Ltd. (London), November 15 to December 14, 1979
The Berlin Painter and his World: Athenian-Vase Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C. (March 4 to October 1, 2017)
  • Princeton University Art Museum (Princeton), March 4 to June 11, 2017
  • Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo), July 8 to October 1, 2017
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