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Terracotta Nolan neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Westreenen Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 450–440 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 13 3/16 in. (33.5 cm); diameter 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.109
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, woman pouring libation for warrior
Reverse, man with staff

The subject of the decoration is a warrior's departure. Although this is a rather commonplace vase, it is worth noting the poignancy of the older man, characterized by his stick, who stands isolated on the reverse.
Said to be from Nola

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1006, no. 6, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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