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Side A: dipinto ISIS+

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Side A: palmette decoration on neck

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Side A: lion at left

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Side A: lion at right, upper body

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Side A: lion at left, head with dipinto

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Side B: oblique view from right

Collection: Johns Hopkins University Museum, Baltimore
Summary: Side A: Bull attacked by two lions. Side B: Two bulls at basin.
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Michigan Painter
Date: ca. 500 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.215 m., D. rim 0.114 m., D. base 0.075 m.
Shape: Neck amphora
Beazley Number: 11693
Period: Archaic

Decoration Description:

Side A: a bull facing left, with his head to the ground and kneeling on one leg, is attacked by two lions biting his shoulders and haunches Added red is used for dots in the lions' manes and for blood under their mouth and claws. In the field above is the inscription *I*S*I*S.

Side B: Two bulls at a basin, the one at right drinking from the basin. Grapevines in the background. Triple palmette group on each side of neck. Band of tongues above pictorial zone. Staggered row of dots below ground line. Rays at base.

The vase was attributed to the Michigan Painter, who was identified by Beazley as the same as the Painter of Brussels R 312. The scene on Side A was known from temple pedimental sculpture of the last half of the sixth century B.C.

Shape Description: Neck amphora.

Inscriptions: Side A: between lions' heads, *I*S*I*S. Underside of foot: dipinto trademark of Johnston type 32Av (Johnston 1979, 85-86).


RW No. 107

Sources Used: Williams 1984, 150-154, no. 107

Other Bibliography: For Michigan Painter, see ABV, 343-44; Para, 220-221.