The so-called Nolan amphora is named after the large number of examples found in Nola, a town situated east of Naples. These vessels are identifiable by their high necks, an extensive use of black glaze, and the simple scenes which generally consist of one or two figures with very little subsidiary decoration.
ProvenancePrivate collection (d.1993), Switzerland; acquired 1970s-1980s
Private collection, Switzerland; acquired from Christie's 11th July 1990
Compare Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Nantes Musée Dobrée (Paris, 1997), pl. 23, nos. 7 and 8 (D 974-2-9)
PublicationsChristie’s, London, UK, Fine Antiquities, 11th July 1990, lot 156
Beazley Archive, no.44397 (here attributed to Hermonax)