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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Painter of the Cambridge Hydria
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 540 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Chalcidian
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Dodge Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
63.11.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
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.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1963. "Ninety-Third Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year 1962-1963." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 22(2): p. 71.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1972. "Greek Vase Painting: An Introduction." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 31(1): no. 4, pp. 15, 67.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1972. Greek Vase Painting: An Introduction. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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