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Neck of a terracotta oinochoe (jug)

Attributed to the Harrow Painter
Late Archaic
ca. 490 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
3 1/4in. (8.2cm) Other: 4 1/8in. (10.5cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Satyr in the palaistra (exercise ground)

The satyr stands with his left arm akimbo and his right hand holding a pair of jumping weights. On the ground to either side are a diskos and a pick for loosening soil. During the first half of the fifth century, artists often showed satyrs engaged in human activities, such as cooking, writing, and exercising.
Said to be from Athens

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1913. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1912, Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 8 (7): p. 157.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 276, no. 80, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Kreuzer, Bettina. 2010. "»...ἐν Ἀθήναις δὲ γλαῦκας...« Eulen in der Bilderwelt Athens." Jahreshefte des Österreichischen Archäologischen Institutes in Wien, 79: p. 136, fig. 10.

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