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Terracotta stamnos (jar)

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 475–450 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-glaze
Dimensions:
Overall: 15 11/16 x 17 1/4in. (39.9 x 43.8cm) diameter 14 1/4in. (36.2cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of F. W. Rhinelander, 1898
Accession Number:
98.8.8
  • Description

    Although vases with painted scenes generally receive the most attention, their black-glazed counterparts deserve equal consideration. The proportion and functionality of the shapes as well as the rich gloss of the surfaces stand out in unmitigated purity. They represent an important aspect of the Attic potters' production.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A., Marjorie J. Milne, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1922. Shapes of Greek Vases. New York.

    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.

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