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Terracotta plate

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 510 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
diameter 4 7/8in. (12.4cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Alastair Bradley Martin, 1971
Accession Number:
1971.258.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 154
Amazon carrying dead comrade, with this inscription:
Melo is fair. Karone is fair. the boy is fair.

The weight of the wounded or dead Amazon is beautifully conveyed by the lowered spears and shield carried by her companion.
Inscription: "Melo is fair. karone is fair. the boy is fair."
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1961. Ancient Art from New York Private Collections: Catalogue of an Exhibition Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, December, 17, 1959-February 28, 1960. no. 224, p. 57, pls. 76, 81, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1975. "Notable Acquisitions, 1965-1975." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, : p. 128.

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. Aara-Aphlad, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 1. Amazones, no. 730, 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. 1992. Kentauroi-Oiax, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 6. Korone, no. 1, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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