The museum houses a small but important collection of Ancient Greek
ceramics including black-figure and red-figure wares, as well as
examples of Corinthian geometric pottery. The collections also
include a fine series of electrotype copies of ancient Greek coins,
produced by Robert Ready of the British Museum in the late nineteenth
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Ancient Greek (c. 540 to 520 BC), from Attica, Greece, Black-figure ware (40 x 24 cm), Durma.1999.1.1
Reconstructed from fragments, this large, double handled amphora was once used for carrying wine. On one side Dionysos holds a drinking horn between two pairs of dancing satyrs. On the other side is a winged horse and a seated man, probably Pegasus and Bellerophon. The amphora was painted by The Swing Painter sometime after 540 BC.
On loan through the Classics Department.