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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Paris Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 540 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure, Pontic ware
Dimensions:
H. 13 13/16 in. (35.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Nicolas Koutoulakis, 1955
Accession Number:
55.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Obverse, couples banqueting. Reverse, centaur flanked by heralds. Lower frieze, man herding bulls

Pontic ware is a prominent style of early Etruscan black-figure pottery perhaps produced in Southern Etruria and strongly influenced by East Greek art. This amphora, by the most important painter of the group, is typical for its complex narrative design of multiple friezes rich in ornament and added colors.
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