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Terracotta Nolan neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Achilles Painter

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 470–460 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm); diameter 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm); diameter of foot 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm); diameter of mouth 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Cesnola Collection, by exchange, 1925
Accession Number:
25.189.2
  • Description

    Obverse, Eos (the goddess of the dawn) pursuing Tithonos
    Reverse, bearded man

    The winged goddess Eos will capture Tithonos, a young Trojan prince, as he goes to school in the early morning and take him to Mount Olympos to be her lover.

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Gela

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, p. 99.

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 988, no. 6.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Eos, no. 169.

    Panvini, Rosalba and Filippo Giudice. 2003. Ta Attika: Attic Figured Vases from Gela Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider, no. L1, p. 381.

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