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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Group of Toronto 305

Period:
Archaic
Date:
last quarter of 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.88
  • Description

    Obverse, Herakles and the Erymanthian boar
    Reverse, three horsemen

    It is worth noting that the youths on the reverse are nude. Since they are armed with spears, they appear to be setting out for a hunt. This scene contrasts with the depiction on the obverse where Herakles is returning to King Eurystheus with the Erymanthian boar.

  • References

    The Art Gallery of Toronto. 1948. The Classical Contribution to Western Civilization: A Loan Exhibition Organized and Lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, to the Art Gallery of Toronto. Toronto: Rous & Mann, p. 26.

    Beazley, John D. 1978[1956]. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. New York: Hacker Art Books, p. 282, no. 1.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1988. Eros-Herakles, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 4. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Herakles, no. 2123.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1990. Herakles-Kenchrias, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 5. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Iolaos, no. 31.

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