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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to an artist not far from the Antimenes Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 520–510 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 15 in. (38.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.1
Not on view
Obverse, between eyes, horseman and youths
Reverse, between eyes, lion felling deer

The figures on this neck-amphora are traditional, but their deployment reflects the experimental and innovative tendencies in Attic vase-painting during the last quarter of the sixth century B.C. Note the narrow clay-colored stripe beneath the picture panel; together with the black stripe just above, it helps to anchor the decoration on the body.
Beazley, John D. 1956. Attic Black-figure Vase-painters. p. 276, no. 3 top, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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