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Terracotta alabastron (perfume vase)

Attributed to the Painter of New York 21.131
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 510–500 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; white-ground
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Gisela M. A. Richter, 1921
Accession Number:
21.131
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Amazon and youth leaning on a staff

Alabastra decorated with an Amazon enjoyed a brief period of popularity at the end of the sixth century B.C. On this vase, there is no evident connection between the two figures. The presence of the youth may indicate that Amazon alabastra were favored by youths rather than women.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1957. Amazons in Greek Art. No. 72, p. 152, CHAP IX, pl. 73.4, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 269, no. 1, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Becatti, Giovanni and Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli. 1973. Enciclopedia dell'Arte Antica, Classica e Orientale, Suppl. 1. p. 545, Rome: Instituto della Enciclopedia Italiana.

Neils, Jenifer. 1980. "The Group of the Negro Alabastra: A Study in Motif Transferal." Antike Kunst, 23: p. 18, note 48, pls. 6, 8-9.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981. Aara-Aphlad, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 1. Amazones, no. 651, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Wehgartner, Irma. 1983. Attisch Weissgrundige Keramik: Maltechniken, Werkstätten, Formen, Verwendung. no. II. 1, pp. 117, 129, 130, 182, n. 58, 203, n. 149, 206, n.16, 213, n.30, 214, n.35, n. 52, pl. 40, 2-3, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Carpenter, Thomas H., Thomas Mannack, and Melanie Mendonça. 1989. Beazley Addenda: Additional References to ABV, ARV² & Paralipomena. no. 206, Oxford.

Badinou, Panayota. 2003. La laine et le parfum: Épinetra et alabastres, forme, iconographie et fonction, recherche de céramique attique féminine, Monographs on Antiquity, Vol. 2. no. A 216, pp. 113, 193, pl. 88, Louvain: Peeters.

Beazley Archive Pottery Database no. 202820.

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