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Fragment of a terrracotta amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Amasis Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 530 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
2 1/8 × 2 9/16 × 1/8 in. (5.4 × 6.4 × 0.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, Nicholas S. Zoullas Gift, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.11.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Man and warrior

The two letters in the field between the figures may be the end of a signature, Amasis mepoiesen, Amasis made me.
[Until 1985, with Galerie Antike Kunst Palladion, Basel, Switzerland]; acquired in 1985, purchased from the Galerie Palladion.
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.

von Bothmer, Dietrich and Alan L. Boegehold. 1985. The Amasis Painter and His World: Vase-Painting in Sixth-Century B.C. Athens. no. 17, pp. 34, 108, Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1985. "One Hundred Fifteenth Annual report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1984 through June 30, 1985." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 115: p. 38.

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. Phoinix II, no. 14, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Isler, Hans Peter. 1994. "Der Töpfer Amasis und der Amasis-Maler. Bemerkungen zur Chronologie und zur Person." Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, 109: p. 111.

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