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Terracotta amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Ivy Leaf Group
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 540–530 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 13 3/4 in. (35 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1948
Accession Number:
48.11.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Two heraldic roosters flanking an ivy leaf

Vases of this shape, derived from Attic prototypes, were popular products of southern Etruscan workshops probably located at Vulci. As here, they are frequently decorated with a window-like panel that displays the same subject on both sides.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1949. "Recent Accessions of Greek Terracotta Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 8 (3): pp. 93-4.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 42, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.108a, p. 126, 128, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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