Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)
Attributed to the Painter of London B 76
ca. 570–560 B.C.
H. 13 9/16 in. (34.4 cm); diameter of mouth 5 11/16 in. (14.4 cm); diameter of foot 4 9/16 in. (11.5 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1956
On the body, obverse, two warriors in combatReverse, two roosters facingOn the neck, obverse and reverse, head of a man
The aggressiveness of roosters was well familiar to the ancient Greeks. The subjects on each side of this vase may be considered complementary.
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