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Terracotta Nolan neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Group of the Floral Nolans
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 480 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1153
Not on view
On the shoulder, palmette-lotos ornament

The composition and execution of the nonfigural types of decoration on a vase are as important as the treatment of figural subjects. The stylistic ambient of the Berlin Painter included artists who specialized in vases decorated only with foliate and geometric motifs. A work such as this one demonstrates how effectively a band of florals adds an organic quality to the architectonic structure of the shape.
Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 218, no. 5, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Padgett, J. Michael. 2017. The Berlin Painter and His World : Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C. no. 72, pp. 68, 347, 402, New Haven: Yale University Press.

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