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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Painter of Munich 1410
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 530 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 14 13/16 in. (37.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of F. W. Rhinelander, 1898
Accession Number:
98.8.14
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
Obverse, departure of a youth
Reverse, two young men between warriors

The main scene can be recognized as a departure because of the accoutrement of the youth—fully dressed, with sandals, sword, and two spears—as well as the action of filling his cup from an oinochoe. The elaborate garments, the attendants of different ages, and the second pair of spears held by the youth at right suggest a mythological episode.
Richter, Gisela M. A., Marjorie J. Milne, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1922. Shapes of Greek Vases. New York.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 59, 200, pl. 40c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1972. "Greek Vase Painting: An Introduction." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 31(1): pp. 4-5.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1972. Greek Vase Painting: An Introduction. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Beazley, John D. 1978[1956]. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. pp. 311, 693, no. 6, Add. 1, p. 311, New York: Hacker Art Books.

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