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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Painter of London B 76
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 570–560 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 13 9/16 in. (34.4 cm); diameter of mouth 5 11/16 in. (14.4 cm); diameter of foot 4 9/16 in. (11.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
56.171.16
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
On the body, obverse, two warriors in combat
Reverse, two roosters facing
On the neck, obverse and reverse, head of a man

The aggressiveness of roosters was well familiar to the ancient Greeks. The subjects on each side of this vase may be considered complementary.
Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters [2nd edition]. p. 32, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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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