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Terracotta amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Amasis Painter
ca. 550–530 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; black-figure
H. 11 in. (27.9 cm) diameter 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 154
Obverse and reverse, warrior departing

Interesting variety is introduced into these two panels by showing the departing warrior arming himself on one side and in full panoply on the other side. He turns from front to back and his dog also changes direction while the four onlookers remain unchanged.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1957. "Greek Vases from the Hearst Collection." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 15(7): pp. 166, 171.

Clark, Andrew. 1980. "The Earliest Known Chous by the Amasis Painter." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 15: p. 39.

von Bothmer, Dietrich and Alan L. Boegehold. 1985. The Amasis Painter and His World: Vase-Painting in Sixth-Century B.C. Athens. no. 7, pp. 86-88, Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum.

Isler, Hans Peter. 1994. "Der Töpfer Amasis und der Amasis-Maler. Bemerkungen zur Chronologie und zur Person." Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, 109: p. 110.

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