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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar) with twisted handles

Attributed to the Suessula Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 400 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm) diameter 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.46.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Obverse, youth departing
Reverse, libation scene

The Suessula Painter's name derives from a site in Campania, in southern Italy, where several works of his were found. The Attic vases exported to Italy were a constant source of inspiration for local artists and spurred the development of a flourishing ceramic industry in the fourth century B.C. Although the subject on this vase is time-honored, the prominence of the added white paint represents an innovation.
Said to be from Suessula

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 143, fig. 90, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela Marie Augusta. 1917. "Vases from South Italy." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 12(4): pp. 82-3, fig. 2.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 183-84, fig. 125, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. pp. 3-4, fig. 23, New York: Plantin Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 114, 254, pl. 94c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1344, no. 2 bottom, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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