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Terracotta stamnos (jar)

Period:
Classical
Date:
early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Overall: 15 3/4 x 18 5/8in. (40 x 47.3cm) diameter (neck) 15 1/4in. (38.7cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.210.15
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
On the shoulder, obverse, lion

While a wide variety of vase shapes were imported from Attica into Etruria, some seem to have been made specifically for the Etruscan market. The kyathos (ladle), for example, is an Etruscan shape that was reinterpreted in Attic workshops and exported. The stamnos is found so much more frequently in northern Italy than on the Greek mainland that it too may have been produced for a specific clientel.
Said to be from Civita Castellana

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 136, 143, fig. 92, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 136, 143, fig. 92, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. pp. 8-9, fig. 68, New York: Plantin Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 75, 217, pl. 57a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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