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Terracotta relief probably from a funnel vase

Period:
Early Hellenistic
Date:
late 3rd–early 2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Canosan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
9 1/2 x 12in. (24.1 x 30.5cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.235.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This is one of four reliefs with two-figure compositions depicting a combat, likely between a Gaul and a Greek.. Their raised hands originally held spears. Several reliefs probably decorated a large funerary jar. They rested on a shelf-like projection from the body of the vase and were secured by dowels through the holes in the plaque. The rendering of the mounted figures almost in the round enhances the drama of the encounter.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 206, 208, fig. 144, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 206, 208, fig. 144, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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