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Terracotta nestoris (two-handled jar)

Attributed to the Primato Painter
Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 350–325 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Lucanian
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 18 3/4 in. (47.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1957
Accession Number:
57.11.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
Obverse, youth flying to an altar
Reverse, youth

This vase represents the latest phase of Lucanian vase production before its decline. The shape is much simplified in the articulation of the body and handles. The Primato Painter was the last significant Lucanian artist. He draws facilely, with more interest in the trumpet-shaped florals and other vegetal motifs than in the human figure.
Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Mayo, Margaret Ellen and Kenneth Hamma. 1982. The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia no. 11, pp. 74-75, 310, Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Eros, no. 515h, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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