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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Period:
Classical
Date:
5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Campanian
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H.: 8 5/16 in. (21.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.42
  • Description

    Around vase, procession of figures to an altar

    Of the major regions in Southern Italy producing painted vases, only Campania had a significant black-figure output. As the present example indicates, the technique employs a minimum of incision, making it closer to silhouette than actual figure. While dependent on Attic models, a piece such as this one is distinct in the decoration that circles the vase rather than being divided by the handles into front and back.

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Capua

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. New York: Marchbanks Press, p. 38, fig. 117.

    Badoni, Franca Parise. 1968. Ceramica Campana a Figure Nere, Studi e materiali dell'Istituto di etruscologia e antichità italiche dell'Università di Roma 5; Capua Preromana 2. Florence: Sansoni, no. 6, pp. 60-61, pl. 29.

    de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 4.114, p. 132.

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