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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
last quarter of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 15 15/16 in. (40.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.60.19
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, between eyes, Dionysos with maenad and satyr
Reverse, between eyes, satyr and maenad

This vase belongs to a class of neck-amphorae of the late sixth century B.C. in which the decoration is confined to the shoulder, often between eyes.
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