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Shapes: Amphorae

The Harrow Painter was exclusively a pot-painter; no cups of any kind have been attributed to him. His favorite shapes were neck-amphorae and column-kraters, but he also painted stamnoi, hydriai, pelikai, and oinochoai. Single fragments expand the range to include plates and calyx-kraters. A variety of amphorae are represented, including a small amphora of Panathenaic shape and a fragmentary belly-amphora.1 The various types of neck-amphorae and their chronology are discussed above. Most have disk or torus feet, the latter often in two degrees; occasionally the foot is ogival. Ornament is limited to a band of tongues below the neck, although this too is often omitted. Some with twisted handles have a mouth in two degrees; two with such handles have tall, tapering bodies akin to examples by the Kleophrades and Berlin Painters.2 None of these can properly be called Nolan amphorae, and both this, and the fact that the Harrow Painter apparently decorated no lekythoi, are additional factors distancing him from the workshop of the Berlin Painter.

1 Berlin F 2162 and Florence 8 B 21 (ARV2, 273, 25-26).

2 Villa Giulia 50471 and Mississippi 1977.3.87;

(ARV2, 272, 1-2).

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