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Fragment of a terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Prometheus Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 575–560 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
Other: 4 x 3 1/4 in. (10.2 x 8.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Matilda W. Bruce, 1907
Accession Number:
07.156.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, Amazonomachy with Herakles
Reverse, women, subject unclear

On the largest fragment, from the obverse, the figure of Herakles is clear from his lion skin; he attacks the Amazon Andromache, as indicated by the inscription. Below the palmette-lotus frieze, there was a cavalcade of horsemen.
There are four fragments that belong to the piece, 56.128, gift of Mario Astarita, 1956.
Inscription: Inscribed: "Andromache"
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1944. "The Painters of "Tyrrhenian" Vases." American Journal of Archaeology, 48(2): p. 163 n. 23.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 40, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1957. Amazons in Greek Art. no. 11, p. 18, pl. 7, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd ed. no. 51, p. 37, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

von Bothmer, Dietrich and Prof. Mary B. Moore. 1976. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. United States of American. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Attic Black-Figured Neck-Amphorae, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Fascicule 4.. pl. 5, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1978[1956]. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. pp. 99, 684, no. 51, Add. 1, pp. 94-105, New York: Hacker Art Books.

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. 1981. Aara-Aphlad, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 1. Amazones, no. 14, 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. 1994. Oidipous-Theseus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 7. Seirenes, no. 20, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Williams, Dyfri. 2004. "'And Broken Vases Widowed Their Wine.' Athenian Pottery Fragments in the Haslemere Educational Museum, Sussex." Mediterranean Archaeology, 17: p. 105 n. 2.

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