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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar) with twisted handles

Attributed to the Lykaon Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 440 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 24 1/8 in. (61.3 cm) diameter 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.116
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Obverse, Neoptolemos departing
Reverse, man and two women

The magnificent decoration here depicts the departure of a warrior for combat; every figure is identified by name. Kalliope, the woman with the oinochoe (jug) and phiale (libation bowl), and Antimachos, the man holding the shield and helmet, define the immediate subject. At the same time, the seated man, Antiochos, who clasps his son's hand, and the general tenor of the representation have direct counterparts on grave stelai. The funerary overtones are emphasized by the palmette on the neck—equivalent to the palmette finials on marble stelai.
Inscription: The names of Neoptolemos, Kalliope, Antiochos, and Antimachos are inscribed.
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