Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta stamnos (jar) with lid

Attributed to the Villa Giulia Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 450 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 14 1/16 in. (35.8 cm) diameter 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.176
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Obverse, youth arming; reverse, libation scene

It is impossible to know whether the representations on this vase depict specific stories or whether the theme is the ceremony of a warrior's departure with the concomitant idea of achieving glory in battle. The obverse shows the warrior arming in the presence of a "king" with a wreath and a scepter while a woman holds the young man's shield and spear. The reverse includes a "king" and a woman—perhaps the same—with an oinochoe (jug) and a phiale (libation bowl)
Said to be from Capua

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. pp. 8-9, fig. 66, New York: Plantin Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 86, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 620, no. 31, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Rendeli, Marco. 1993. "Rituali e immagini: gli stamnoi attici di Capua." Prospettiva, 72: p. 5, figs. 8-9.

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