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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.
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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