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Fragmentary terracotta loutrophoros (ceremonial vase for water)

Attributed to a painter of the Group of Polygnotos
ca. 440 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
H. as restored 18 1/4 in. (46.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1938
Accession Number:
38.11.4a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Battle of Greeks and Amazons

The large figures in fierce combat admirably fill the tall field of the loutrophoros.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. "Newly Acquired Athenian Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 35(2): pp. 38-9, fig. 3.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1059, no. 128, 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. Aara-Aphlad, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 1. Amazones, no. 301, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Bol, Renate. 1998. Amazones Volneratae: Untersuchungen ze den Ephesischen Amazonenstauen. n. 639, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

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