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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Polyphemos Group
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 540–530 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Chalcidian
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 14 1/16 in. (35.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.11.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, on the body, lions attacking a bull; on the neck, two roosters
Reverse, on the body, lions attacking a boar; on the neck, two roosters

In earlier scholarship on Chalcidian vases, those attributed to the Polyphemos Group were considered "pseudo-Chalcidian" due to details of style and technique. More recent studies have minimized the distinction.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1945. "An Amphora of the Polyphemos Group." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 5(6): pp. 131-5.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 41, 188, pl. 188h, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Carratelli, Giovanni Pugliese. 1996. The Western Greeks. Milan: Bompiani.

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