Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)
- Attributed to the Painter of the Cambridge Hydria
- ca. 540 B.C.
- Greek, Chalcidian
- Terracotta; black-figure
- Overall: 11 1/2 x 7 3/16in. (29.2 x 18.2cm)
diameter of body 6 7/16in. (16.3cm)
diameter of foot 4 1/16in. (10.3cm)
- Credit Line:
- Dodge Fund, 1963
- Accession Number:
Obverse and reverse, on the shoulder, siren; on the body, cocks flanking a floral; under the handles, man running
This type of very fine black-figure vase is found primarily in southern Italy and was probably made there. It is known as Chalcidian because some examples carry inscriptions in the script used at the city of Chalkis, on the island of Euboea.