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Terracotta neck-amphora (storage jar)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 540 B.C.
Culture:
Rhodian (Fikellura)
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 9 7/8 in. (25 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Klejman, 1965
Accession Number:
65.73.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
The Fikellura pottery style, named after a modern place on Rhodes, was produced in the southern part of the East Greek region from the second quarter to the end of the sixth century B.C. In most cases, the body of the vase was divided into zones. At first, the zones included men and animals, as on this example; later, they were confined to vegetal and linear decoration.
Said to be from Düver in Anatolia

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1979. Greek Art of the Aegean Islands. no. 125, p. 166, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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