Handle: right of side A

Side A: view from center

Neck: floral decoration

Side A: oblique from left

Side B: grazing deer

Side A: oblique from right

Collection: University Museum, University of Pennsylvania
Summary: Side A: lionSide B: grazing deer
Ware: Chalcidian Black Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Group of the Phineus Cup
Context: Said to be from Greek Islands
Date: ca. 530 BC

H. 0.241 m., D. rim 0.130 m., D. belly 0.161 m., D. base 0.094 m.

Primary Citation: Rumpf 1927, 23, 104, no. 63, pl. 98
Shape: Neck amphora
Region: Greece
Period: High Archaic


Unpainted areas on the exterior of the vase are worn away leaving painted areas noticeably raised. Only a few small patches of original unpainted surface remain. The red paint has mostly flaked away.

Decoration Description:

Side A: lion. The lion strides to the right open-mouthed. Its tail is curved in a figure eight above its back, and there is a small rosette under its belly.

Side B: grazing deer. A doe faces left, head to the ground. There is an incised rosette under its belly and one over its neck.

The neck of the vase is decorated with interlocked lotus buds and flowers.

Shape Description:

Small neck amphora with echinus foot. There are fillets at the join of base to body and shoulder to neck.

Collection History:

The vase was collected by Tewfik Pasha, Khedive of Egypt. After his death it was sold in Constantinople. In 1896 it was purchased by H.V. Hilprecht for the University Museum, Philadelphia.

Sources Used:

CVA, Univ. Mus. 2: Pl. 16, figs. 1-4.

Other Bibliography:

Hall 1914b, 218-222, figs. 109-110; Hall 1915b, 77; Luce 1921, 63 no. 42; Rumpf 1921, 166 no. 25, pl. 9A; Smith 1931, 105; Pinney & Ridgway 1979, 128-129 no. 61; Iozzo 1986, 15 no. 9