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Terracotta four-handled amphora (jar)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 675–650 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan, Italo-Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 24 in. (61 cm); diameter 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Bess Myerson, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.761.8
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Three felines and a winged hybrid

Vases of the same elongated shape and with similar painted decoration have been found in the Monte Michele cemetery at Veii, just north of Rome. The type represents a local response to the animals painted on Protocorinthian pottery imported from Greece. Although the felines are standard types, the odd griffin-like hybrid is a unique invention.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2002. "One Hundred Thirty-second Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 132: p. 19.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 312, pp. 271, 467, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.94, pp. 12, 115, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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