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Terracotta Nicosthenic neck-amphora

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 20.19 cm.
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.141
  • Description

    On the handles in relief, female figure with two felines

    The contrast between the narrow neck and the full body, the thinness of the handles, and the hard glossy surface give this Nicosthenic neck-amphora a mannered character.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 55, fig. 31.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 64-65, fig. 41.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 64-65, fig. 41.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. New York: Marchbanks Press, p. 11, figs. 33-34.

    de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 4.61b, pp. 42, 8-9, 87, 91, 92.

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