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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 550–540 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm); diameter 3 9/16 in. (9.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.32
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
Obverse, Dionysos, satyr and maenad
Reverse, man courting youth

The decoration of this little amphora complements the Dionysiac themes on cups in this case. The graffito beneath one handle refers to a woman called Anthyle, perhaps the same one praised on two later hydriai (water jars). The gist may be rendered loosely as "Anthyle, up yours."
Inscription: The name "Anthyle" is inscribed in graffito under the handle.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 58, 198, pl. 38f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1978[1956]. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. pp. 676, 714, middle, Add. 1, p. 676, New York: Hacker Art Books.

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