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Terracotta oinochoe: olpe (jug)

Attributed to the Group of Berlin 2415
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 470–460 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 8 in. (20.3 cm); diameter 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.258.25
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
Man standing before statue of Athena

This figure of Athena stands in the same pose as a small marble statue of the goddess dedicated by a certain Angelitos on the Athenian Akropolis about 480 B.C. The heavy drapery and quiet stance are typical of the so-called severe style that marked sculpture during the second quarter of the fifth century B.C., but here Athena turns her head to look straight at the man who raises his hand in veneration.
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McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 5-6, fig. 3, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Schefold, Karl. 1937. "Statuen auf Vasenbildern." Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, 52: pp. 45, 46, fig. 8.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 5-6, fig. 3, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 776, no. 3, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Reuterswärd, Patrik. 1980. Studien zur Polychromie der Plastik. p. 95, n. 207, Stockholm: Bokförlaget Svenska.

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. Athena, no. 590, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

De Cesare, Monica. 1997. Le statue in immagine: Studi sulle raffigurazioni di statue nella pittura vascolare greca, Studia archaeologica, Vol. 88. cat. no. 220, pp. 86, 167 n. 138, pl. 35, Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Oenbrink, Werner. 1997. Das Bild im Bilde. Zur Darstellung von Götterstatuen und Kultbildern auf griechischen Vasen. no. A13, pp. 33, 62, 74, 78, 179, 199 note 933, 217, 228, 267, 290, 292, 294, 330, 368, pl. 19, Frankfurt am Main: P. Lang.

Keesling, Catherine M. 2000. "A lost bronze Athena signed by Kritios and Nesiotes." From the Parts to the Whole: Acta of the 13th International Bronze Congress held at Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 28 - June 1, 1996, Prof. Carol Mattusch, ed. p. 72 n. 17, Portsmith, R.I.: Journal of Roman Archaeology.

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