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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 540–530 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 13 3/16 in. (33.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
Obverse, Athena in quadriga wheeling round; Reverse, Dionysos with satyr and maenad. The chariot scene on the obverse shows considerable progress in the depiction of motion and complicated poses. The artist has chosen a remarkably low vantage point, which
reveals the lower portions of the chariot box and especially emphasizes the mass and movement of the horses. The various palmette ornaments are also particularly assertive.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 82, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Johnson, Franklin P. 1943. "Black-Figure Pottery at Chicago." American Journal of Archaeology, 47(4): p. 388.

von Bothmer, Dietrich and Prof. Mary B. Moore. 1976. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. United States of American. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Attic Black-Figured Neck-Amphorae, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Fascicule 4.. pl. 43, 1-4, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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