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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar) with Herakles and a bull

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 520–510 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 15 5/8 in. (39.8 cm). Diameter 10 5/8 in. (27 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.193
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Both sides illustrate the same scene. Herakles, having forced the Cretan bull down on one knee, tightens a rope that binds the animal around its horns, left hind leg, and testicles.
Said to be from Vulci, Italy

Bonaparte, Lucien. 1829. Museum etrusque, fouilles de 1828 à 1829. Vases peints avec inscriptions. no. 80, p. 36, pl. 3, Viterbo, Italy.

1834. Catalogue de Vases Grecs provenant des fouilles de M. Lucien Bonaparte, prince de Canino... Tableaux d'anciens maîtres des trois écoles... : Vente à Paris, place de la Bourse, les 17, 18, 19 et 20 Mars 1834. no. 22, p. 7.

De Witte, Jean. 1834. Bullettino dell'Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica, : no. 3, p. 241.

Panckoucke, Charles Louis Fleury and Lean Jean Joseph Dubois. 1840. Catalogue des vases grecs formant la collection de Mr. C.L.F. Panckouke. no. 65, Paris: Typographie Panckoucke.

Christie's, London. 1902. Objects of Art. March 13–14, 1902. no. 248, p. 27.

Hackl, Rudolf. 1909. Merkantile Inschriften auf attischen Vasen. no. 315, p. 34, München: Oskar Beck.

Christie's, London. 1912. Antiquities from Bœotia, Tanagra, and Asia Minor. December 10, 1912. no. 80, p. 12.

Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 4, Gallatin pl. 3.3, .4, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 61 n. 58, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Robinson, David Moore. 1956. "Unpublished Greek Vases in the Robinson Collection." American Journal of Archaeology, 60(1): p. 6.

von Bothmer, Dietrich and Prof. Mary B. Moore. 1976. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. United States of America 16. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 4. Attic Black-Figured Neck-Amphorae, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Fascicule 4. pl. 35, 5–8, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Johnston, Alan W. 1979. Trademarks on Greek Vases. p. 125, Warminster, England: Aris & Phillips.

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. 1988. Eros-Herakles, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 4. Herakles, no. 2230, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Mertens, Joan R. 2010. How to Read Greek Vases. pp. 16–17, fig. 7, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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