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Fragments of a terracotta amphora (jar)

Probably by the Painter of Tarquinia RC 6847
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 550–525 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. (.a): 4 in. (10.2 cm) H. (.c): 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm) H. (.d): 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Ernest Brummer, 1957
Accession Number:
57.12.9a–d
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Boxer

The articulation of the athlete's body here suggests a seasoned veteran. His hands wrapped in thongs, the boxer is about to deal a blow to his opponent.
Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters [2nd edition]. p. 150, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Herrmann, John and Christine Kondoleon. 2004. Games for the Gods: The Greek Athlete and the Olympic Spirit. no. 69, pp. 102, 179, Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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