Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta neck-amphora

Period:
Geometric
Date:
4th quarter of the 8th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 30 9/16 in. (77.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.210.8
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
The procession of chariots on the body is complemented by heraldic lions on the shoulder and mourning women on the neck. Here again, snakes were added. While we do not know how these vases were used, it is possible that this example was for a woman and that 10.210.7 was for a man.
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