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Apulian amphora : a grave temple and bearers of gifts.

Image ID: 1624717

Apulian amphora : a grave temple and bearers of gifts. (1883)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Apulian amphora : a grave temple and bearers of gifts.

Published Date

: 1883

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : col. ; 47 x 34 cm.


: The structure in the center of the painting is a "naiskos", a sort of small temple built as a monument to a dead person, rather like a modern grave stone. A naiskos often contained a bust or sculpture of the memorialized person, although the one portrayed here contains a pattern of stylized flowers. The woman on the left holds a mirror and a box with a hinged lid, while the man at right carries a crown and a "bandelette", a sort of girdle ....
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Original Source

: From Griechische Keramik. Ausgewählt und aufgenommen von A. Genick. Mit Beschreibung von Adolf Furtwängler. (Berlin Wasmuth 1883) Furtwängler, Adolf (1853-1907), Author.


: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Pottery -- Greek

Source Description

: 2 folders (37 pictures); 1 oversize folder (8 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 1624717

Record ID

: 1763286

Digital Item Published

: 8-26-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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