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Terracotta Nolan neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Berlin Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 470–465 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 14 1/16 in. (35.7 cm) diameter 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.17
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, Poseidon
Reverse, youth

By some accounts, Poseidon was the father of Theseus. The representation here would show father and son—Poseidon, ruler of the sea, and Theseus, the legendary king of Athens.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 72, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 202, no. 80, 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. 1994. Oidipous-Theseus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 7. Poseidon, no. 148; Theseus, no. 318, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Pevnick, Seth D. 2014. Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life no. 2, p. 119, London: Giles.

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