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Terracotta olpe (jug)

Attributed to the Amasis Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 520 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 12 15/16 in. (32.8 cm) diameter 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, Frederick P. Huntley Bequest, 1959
Accession Number:
59.11.17
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 154
Courting scene

A bearded man in an elaborate fringed cloak approaches a woman who holds a myrtle branch and offers him a rose. She is dressed like a bride with her cloak pulled over her head and a wreath of myrtle in her hair.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1959. "Eighty-Ninth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year 1958-59." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 18(2): p. 36.

Clark, Andrew. 1980. "The Earliest Known Chous by the Amasis Painter." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 15: pp. 48-9.

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.

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. 1984. Aphrodisias-Athena, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 2. Aphrodite, no. 1323, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

von Bothmer, Dietrich and Alan L. Boegehold. 1985. The Amasis Painter and His World: Vase-Painting in Sixth-Century B.C. Athens. no. 30, pp. 51, 147-49, Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum.

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. 1988. Eros-Herakles, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 4. Hephaistos, no. 236, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Isler, Hans Peter. 1994. "Der Töpfer Amasis und der Amasis-Maler. Bemerkungen zur Chronologie und zur Person." Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, 109: p. 111.

Llewellyn-Jones, Lloyd. 2003. Aphrodite's Tortoise: The Veiled Woman of Ancient Greece. p. 54, fig. 39, London: Classical Press of Wales.

Clark, Andrew. 2009. "Some Practical Aspects of Attic Black-figured Olpai and Oinochoai." Shapes and Uses of Greek Vases (7th - 4th centuries B.C.): Proceedings of the Symposium held at the Université libre de Bruxelles 27-29 April 2006, Athéna Tsingarida, ed. p. 92 n. 25, Bruxelles: Centre de Recherches en Archéologie et Patrimoine.

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