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Terracotta amphora (jar) with lid

Period:
Archaic
Date:
last quarter of 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
Overall: 17 3/8in. (44.2cm) Other (height with cover): 19 11/16in. (50cm) Other (height without cover): 17 3/8in. (44.2cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of F. W. Rhinelander, 1898
Accession Number:
98.8.9a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, chariot with gods
Reverse, warrior arming

It is rare for a lid to be preserved with the vase for which it was made. This is such a case, illustrating the original appearance of the amphora.
Palais Theodoli. 1898. Vente Stoganoff et Duc de Camasta. April 14-22, 1898. lot 192.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1963. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. United States of America. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Attic Black-figured Amphorae, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. United States of America., Fasc. 3, U.S.A. 12. pl. 23, 3-4, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Raeck, Wulf. 1981. "Zum Barbarenbild in der Kunst Athens im 6. und 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr. PhD diss." Ph.D. Diss. p. 20. Universität Bonn.

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