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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Kleophrades Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 490 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 16 5/8 in. (42.2 cm); diameter 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.189
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Obverse, warrior departing
Reverse, satyrs and maenad

Although the Kleophrades Painter used the red-figure technique predominantly, he was perfectly conversant with black-figure, as indicated by his Panathenaic prize amphorae. While the decoration of this vase is similar to that of examples of the late sixth century B.C., the fluidity of the incision, the rendering of the satyrs' tails, and the procession of animals drawn without articulation indicate a red-figure hand.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p4. 4–5, Gallatin pl. 4.1, .2, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1956. Attic Black-figure Vase-painters. p. 405, no. 17, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Gebauer, Jörg. 2002. Pompe und Thysia: Attische Tieropferdarstellungen auf schwarz- und rotfigurigen Vasen. p. 470 n. 1772, Münster: Ugarit-Verlag.

Padgett, J. Michael. 2017. The Berlin Painter and His World : Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C. p. 155, fig. 7, New Haven: Yale University Press.

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