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Terracotta Nolan neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Achilles Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 470–460 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm); diameter 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm); diameter of foot 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm); diameter of mouth 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Cesnola Collection, by exchange, 1925
Accession Number:
25.189.2
Not on view
Obverse, Eos (the goddess of the dawn) pursuing Tithonos
Reverse, bearded man

The winged goddess Eos will capture Tithonos, a young Trojan prince, as he goes to school in the early morning and take him to Mount Olympos to be her lover.
Said to be from Gela

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. "Recent Accessions in the Classical Department: Vases and Bronzes." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 22 (1): pp. 18-9, fig. 5.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 99, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 988, no. 6, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Eos, no. 169, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Panvini, Rosalba and Filippo Giudice. 2003. Ta Attika: Veder Greco a Gela Ceramiche Attiche Figurate dall' Antica Colonia no. L1, p. 381, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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