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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar) with twisted handles

Attributed to the Suessula Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 400 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 14 1/16 in. (35.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1944
Accession Number:
44.11.12
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Obverse, combat of Greeks against Amazons
Reverse, three youths

This vase is complementary in its main scene to the adjacent work with which it was found. The battle scene reveals the artist's interest in action and his ease with the medium. It is particularly revealing to contrast the conventional, rather anemic palmette on the neck with the barren tree that the artist had seen first-hand.
Said to be from Suessula

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1945. "Greek Painting: Four Newly Acquired Vases." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 3(7): p. 169.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. p. 151, fig. 122, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 114, 254, pl. 94b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. p. 151, fig. 122, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1344, no. 3 bottom, 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. 1981. Aara-Aphlad, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 1. Amazones, no. 329, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

von Welck, Karin and Reinhard Stupperich. 1996. Italien vor den Römern : aus der Antikensammlung des Reiss-Museums Mannheim p. 39, pl. 3, Mannheim: Reiss-Museums Mannheim.

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