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Terracotta neck-amphora (storage jar)

Attributed to the Prometheus Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 570–560 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
56.11.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, warrior between two roosters
Reverse, two rams charging

Vases of the Tyrrhenian Group, such as this one, are interesting for the transition that they document from an earlier tradition favoring animal subjects to later convention that made figural subjects predominant on black-figure neck-amphorae.
Moore, Mary B. 2013. "Herakles Takes Aim: A Rare Attic Black-Figured Neck-Amphora Attributed to the Princeton Painter." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 48: p. 51 n. 6.

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