Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Terracotta oinochoe (jug)

Euthymides, Potter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 520–510 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 6 7/16 in. (16.3 cm) diameter 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Bothmer Purchase Fund, and Leon Levy Gift, 1981 (1981.11.9) Purchase, David L. Klein Jr. Memorial Foundation Inc., Jerome Levy Foundation, and Junior League of Bronxville Gifts, 1983 (1983.11.1) Gift of Jonathan P. Rosen, 1987 (1987.181)
Accession Number:
1981.11.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
The Judgement of Paris

By the last decade of the sixth century B.C., there were artists who had achieved a virtuosic mastery of the red-figure technique and were responsible for the predominance that it gained over black-figure. Euthymides, a potter and painter,
was one of these innovators belonging to what has been called the Pioneer Group. While Euthymides' signature as potter appears on the foot here, the painter remains unidentified. The goddesses following Hermes are Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera.
Signature: Signed by Euthymides as potter
Schauenburg, Konrad. 1973. "Parisurteil und Nessosabenteuer auf attischen Vasen hocharchaischer Zeit." Aachener Kunstblatter, 44: p. 39, n. 27.

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.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1981. "One Hundred Eleventh Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1980 through June 30, 1981." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 111: p. 37.

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. 1990. Herakles-Kenchrias, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 5. Iris I, no. 128, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Cohen, Beth and University of Chicago Press. 1991. "The Literate Potter: A Tradition of Incised Signatures on Attic Vases." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 26: pp. 63-5, 78, figs. 24-5.

Shapiro, Harvey Alan. 1993. Personifications in Greek Art: The Representation of Abstract Concepts, 600-400 B.C.. fig. 147, 122, Zürich: Akanthus.

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. 1994. Oidipous-Theseus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 7. Paridis iudicium, no. 20; Peitho, no. 1, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

1994. Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide: Works of Art Selected by Philippe De Montebello. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hedreen, Guy Michael. 2016. The Image of the Artist in Archaic and Classical Greece: Art, Poetry, and Subjectivity. pp. 288–9, fig. 65, New York: Cambridge University Press.

Related Objects

Fragment of a terracotta oinochoe, joins 1981.11.9

Date: ca. 520 B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 1983.11.1 On view in:Gallery 157

Fragment of a terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Date: ca. 515 B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 1982.386 On view in:Gallery 171

Two fragments of a terracotta oinochoe, joins 1981.11.9

Date: ca. 520 B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 1987.181a, b On view in:Gallery 157