Attic Geometric amphora

Painter of Benaki Museum-0720/-0700

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization
Athens, Greece

Attic Geometric amphora. It bears a scene of prothesis of the dead and mourners on the neck, and zones of linear motifs, warriors and animals on the body. The chthonic symbolism of the modelled snakes and the use of applied white pigment to enhance certain details are of interest. Attributed to the Benaki Museum Painter. Late Geometric IIB period, 720-700 BC. H. 0.595 m. (ΓΕ 7675)


  • Title: Attic Geometric amphora
  • Creator: Painter of Benaki Museum
  • Date Created: -0720/-0700
  • Location Created: Greece
  • diameter: 24.5
  • Physical Dimensions: h595 cm (complete)
  • More Info: Benaki Museum - Benaki Museum
  • Type: vase
  • Rights: Benaki Museum
  • External Link: Benaki Museum

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