Terracotta neck-amphora (jar) with twisted handles
- Attributed to the Matsch Painter
- ca. 480 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; red-figure
- H. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm); diameter of mouth 6 5/16 in. (16 cm); diameter of foot 4 9/16 in. (11.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Fletcher Fund, 1956
- Accession Number:
Obverse, old man and warrior
Reverse, man leaning on staff
The vase depicts a warrior's departure. The representation on the obverse is particularly expressive, with the two figures presented as virtual mirror images—the older man leaning on his staff, the warrior holding his spear, and the two shafts crossing at the bottom.