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Terracotta Nolan neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Oionokles Painter
ca. 480–470 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
H. 13 3/8 in. (34 cm) diameter 7 13/16 in. (19.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, Dionysos and fluting satyr
Reverse, satyrs and maenads

In Nolan neck-amphorae, the groundline frequently runs around the body without interruption. The effect, as here, is to emphasize the progression of the subject matter around the vase.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 10, Gallatin pl. 15, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. p. 109, fig. 76, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 87, 225, pl. 65f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. p. 109, fig. 76, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 646, no. 1 bottom, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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