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Terracotta Nolan neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the manner of the Bowdoin Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 480–470 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 13 1/16 in. (33.1 cm); diameter of body 6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm); diameter of foot 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm); diameter of mouth 5 13/16 in. (14.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.114
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, Apollo with bow and deer
Reverse, woman

The subject is that of Apollo pursuing a woman. His attributes in this context are interesting, not least because they are also associated with his sister Artemis. The deer may emphasize his fleetness. The bow becomes more like that of Eros.
Said to be from Gela

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 692, no. 32, 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. 1984. Aphrodisias-Athena, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 2. Apollon, no. 1088, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Panvini, Rosalba and Filippo Giudice. 2003. Ta Attika: Veder Greco a Gela Ceramiche Attiche Figurate dall' Antica Colonia no. I175, p. 372, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Mertens, Joan R., Dr. 2003. "Vases to and from Gela." Ta Attika: Veder Greco a Gela Ceramiche Attiche Figurate dall' Antica Colonia, Rosalba Panvini and Filippo Giudice, eds. pp. 195, 372, fig. 3a, 1175, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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