Classics and Archaeology Virtual Museum

Greek Vases

A brief history of the Melbourne University Greek Vase Collection, by John Burke.

Click below on an "MUV" number to see a list of available images.

Supplement (vases on loan, and some high-resolution images).

Mycenean

1

MUV 01

Strirrup jar

Late Helladic III B

2

MUV 02

Stirrup jar

Late Helladic III C

3

MUV 04

Beaked jug

Late Helladic III B

4

MUV 03

Neck-handled amphora

Submycenean 1060-1000 BC

Attic Geometric

5

MUV 05

Kalathos

900-850 BC

6

MUV 06A
MUV 06B

Low-standed bowl and lid

LG IIb, 700 BC

7

MUV 07

Low-standed bowl

LG IIb, 700 BC

8

MUV 23

Trefoil-mouthed oinochoe (Dipylon Group)

725-700 BC

9

MUV 60

Kalathos with handle

700 BC

East Greek

10

MUV 44

Bird bowl

Carian

Subgeometric 690-680 BC

11

MUV 57

Standed plate

Rhodes

Archaic 575-550 BC

12

MUV 45

Hedgehog aryballos

Rhodes/Naukratis

Archaic 550 BC

13

MUV 46

Seated man aryballos

Rhodes

Archaic 525-500 BC

14

MUV 63

Ionian cup

Rhodes

Archaic 575-550 BC

15

MUV 31

Ionian cup

S. Italy

Archaic 580-540 BC

Corinthian

16

MUV 52

Aryballos

Hare hunt

MPC II 660 BC

17

MUV 10

Aryballos

Running dogs

M/LPC 650-630 BC

18

MUV 65

Cup

Lines and zigzags

LPC 630-620 BC

19

MUV 39

Aryballos

Padded dancers

EC 625-600 BC

20

MUV 09

Alabastron

Linear pattern

EC 615-590 BC

21

MUV 79

Alabastron

Lotus/palmette pattern

590 BC

22

MUV 80

Aryballos

Quatrefoil

590-570 BC

23

MUV 54

Aryballos

Panther mask

590-570 BC

24

MUV 12

Convex pyxis

Animal friezes

590-570 BC

25

MUV 43

Tripod pyxis

Sirens

LC I 570-560 BC

26

MUV 35

Aryballos

Hoplite march

LC 550 BC

27

MUV 08

Cylindrical pyxis

Linear patterning

510-490 BC

28

MUV 56

Kotyle

Black glaze

350 BC

Etrusco-Corinthian

29

MUV 11

Alabastron

Panthers and rosettes

575-550 BC

Attic Black-figure

30

MUV 47

Lid or plate

Manner of Gorgon Painter

580 BC

31

MUV 40

Hydria

Painter of Louvre F6.
Main: warrior's departure; shoulder: panthers

550-540 BC

32

MUV 62

Neck amphora

Class of Perugia 124
Sides A and B: Twin riders - Dioscuri?

535-530 BC

33

MUV 30

Neck amphora

Black-banded

520 BC

34

MUV 37

Neck amphora

Circle of Antimenes Painter.
Side A: Assembly of gods;
Side B: Warrior's farewell

515-505 BC

35

MUV 14

Lekythos

Main: Divine procession

510-500 BC

36

MUV 38

Neck amphora

Related to the Red-line Painter
Side A: Dionysus seated with Maenad dancing
Side B: Two seated women.

500-490 BC

37

MUV 15

Lekythos

Main: Herakles fights Nemean lion

500-490 BC

38

MUV 73

Trefoil oinochoe

Painter of Vatican G 49
Main: hoplites crouching in ambush

500-475

Attic Black-figure and Red-figure Cups

39

MUV 13

Band cup

Side A: hoplite duel and riders
Side B: ditto

540 BC

40

MUV 55

Lip cup

Gorgoneion tondo

540 BC

41

MUV 41

Cup

Sides A and B: Theseus and Minotaur

540-535 BC

42

MUV 69

Cup

Lip- ivy leaf pattern

540-520 BC

43

MUV 59

Cup

Tondo: eyes and maenads
Side A: Dionysus reclining with rhyton
Side B: ditto with lyre

520 BC

44

MUV 33

Cup

Epeleios Painter
Athletes training

510-500 BC

45

MUV 32

Cup

Manner of the Epeleios Painter.
Tondo: youth with wineskin; Pamphaios signature

510 BC

Attic Red-figure

46

MUV 17

Lekythos

Painter of Yale lekythos.
Dionysus with kantharos

470 BC

47

MUV 72

Squat lekythos

Near the Carlsruhe Painter.
Woman and scarf

450 BC

48

MUV 82

Column Krater

Comacchio Painter (I. McPhee)
Side A: Pursuit scene.
Side B: Three draped youths.

C. 450 BC.

49

MUV 00

Nolan amphora

Painter of Leningrad 702.
Side A: Traveller's departure; Side B: youth

450-425 BC

50

MUV 18

Lekythos

Polygnotos (J. Oakley).
Mistress and maid

440-430 BC

51

MUV 19

Trefoil oinochoe

Circle of Meidias Painter.
Music lesson? Anthesteria

420-400 BC

52

MUV 29

Squat lekythos

Crawling baby

c.400 BC

Attic White-ground

53

MUV 81

Miniature lekythos

Net pattern

450 BC

54

MUV 20

Lekythos

Reed Painter
Man and woman beside stele

430-420 BC

South Italian

55

MUV 42

Neck amphora

Campanian BF
Hippocamps

510-490 BC

56

MUV 21

Bell krater

Campanian Rf.
Boston Ready Painter

340-320 BC

57

MUV 77

Pagenstecher lekythos

Campanian.
Comic figure

4th century BC

58

MUV 75

Skyphos

Lucanian rf.
Boxer

400 BC

59

MUV 61

Oinochoe

Apulian rf.
Felton Painter
Heads

360-350 BC

60

MUV 34

Oinochoe

Apulian rf.
Associate of the Lecce Painter
Pan figure

360-350 BC

61

MUV 53

Lebes gamikos

Paestan rf.
Associate of Asteas/Python workshop
A: woman; B: bird

350-300 BC

62

MUV 51

Oinochoe

Gnathian

320-300 BC

Plain Black Wares - Attic and Campanian

63

MUV 70

Gallatin plate

Black glaze with dot pattern on rim

480 BC

64

MUV 71

Broad-based oinochoe

Campanian?

500-480 BC

65

MUV 36

Skyphos

Attic

470-440 BC

66

MUV 76

Lekanis and lid

Attic

425 BC

67

MUV 50

Guttus

Campanian

400-350 BC

68

MUV 78

Saltcellar

Attic

375-350 BC

69

MUV 49

Askos

Campanian?

350 BC

70

MUV 48

Bowl with stamped decoration.

Campanian

250 BC

Boeotian

71

MUV 67

Bell krater

Woman's head/palmette

400-380 BC

72

MUV 64

Kantharos

Black glaze - small

320-300 BC

Classification Uncertain

73

MUV 22

Bottle

Mycenaean ?

13th century BC

74

MUV 66

Mastoid skyphos with eyes

Corinthian?

500-450 BC

75

MUV 58

Cup Floral band

Attic/Italian/Boeotian?

Late 6th century BC

76

MUV 74

Black Figure Neck Amphora
Male heads on neckband.

East Greek?

c. 550 BC

Supplement

Compiled by John Burke

The Heather Jackson vase (image map).

From the Vizard Foundation Antiquities (on loan):

Viz.Ant.17

Gnathian Oinochoe

4TH CENTURY BC

Viz.Ant.19

Gnathian Kantharos

4TH - 3RD CENTURY BC

Viz.Ant.20

Black Glaze Kylix

C. 350 BC

Viz.Ant.21

Attic Black-figure Lekythos

5TH CENTURY BC

From the Adams Collection (on loan):

Adams 14

Lucanian Red-figure Bell krater

Adams 15

Attic Black-figure Skyphos

Adams 16

Attic Black-figure Kylix

Adams 17A

Apulian Pyxis

Adams 17B

Apulian Lid of Pyxis

Some edited images at various sizes for higher-resolution viewing:

BF Amphora

Cat. no. 32

MUV 62

88 K

153 K

1.1 MB

RF Bell Krater

On loan

Adams 14

99 K

174 K

858 K

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