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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
last quarter of 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 16 1/8 in. (41 cm) diameter 10 13/16 in. (27.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.171
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, Aeneas and Anchises
Reverse, departure of a hoplite and archer

Aeneas is fleeing Troy carrying his aged father on his back. Aeneas' long journey ultimately brought him to Italy where he became the legendary founder of Rome.
Woodford, Susan and Margot Loudon. 1980. "Two Trojan Themes: The Iconography of Ajax Carrying the Body of Achilles and of Aeneas Carrying Anchises in Black Figure Vase Painting." American Journal of Archaeology, 84(1): p. 39.

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. 1992. Kentauroi-Oiax, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 6. Kreousa III, no. 12, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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