12 June 2000
AN ETRUSCAN BLACK-FIGURED AMPHORA
attributed to the micali painter
circa 510-500 b.c.
The shoulder panels with two birds moving left, their wings raised, a large ivy leaf to the left, an additional ivy leaf in the center on one side, with two black and two reserve bands below, palmettes on the neck divided by a double line with dots and rings, with individual fronds separating the main florals
155/8 in. (39.68 cm) high
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For a similar example from Vulci, dated to the painter's Early II phase, see no. 36 in Spivey, The Micali Painter and His Followers.
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