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Terracotta globular cup

Attributed to the Tityos Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 520–510 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure, Pontic ware
Dimensions:
H.: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.46
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Male and female figures flanked by heraldic lions

The subject of this vase is unusual: a male figure wearing winged boots and holding a bow and an axe pursues a woman carrying a bow. Do the figures represent divine characters, perhaps Apulu (Apollo) and his twin sister Artumes (Artemis)? The bow is a typical attribute of both these deities, and winged boots often signify a divine or supernatural being in Etruscan art.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. p. 39, figs. 114-15, New York: Marchbanks Press.

Hannestad, Lise. 1976. The Followers of the Paris Painter. no. 40, pp. 20, 29, 60, København: Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, 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, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1984. Aphrodisias-Athena, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 2. Artemis/Artumes, no. 48, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.104, p. 125, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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