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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Kleophrades Painter
ca. 490 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; black-figure
H. 16 5/8 in. (42.2 cm); diameter 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
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.
Beazley, John D. 1978[1956]. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. p. 405, no. 17, New York: Hacker Art Books.

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

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