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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Bolsena Group

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 200 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; Volsinian Silvered Ware
Dimensions:
H. 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm) diameter of body 8 5/16 in. (21.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.250
  • Description

    The modeled frieze depicting the Battle of Greeks and Amazons consists of seven figures repeated as the scene circles the vase. Identical friezes appear on at least six other amphorae from Orvieto or Bolsena. Several of the groups are derived from Greek relief sculptures such as those found inside the Temple of Apollo at Bassae, which are from a long frieze now in the British Museum.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. New York: Marchbanks Press, p. 53, fig. 166.

    Michetti, Laura M. 2003. Le Ceramiche argentate e a rilievo in Etruria nella prima età ellenistica. Rome: Giorgio Bretschneider Editore, no. 98, p. 161.

    de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 6.68, pp. 208, 224-5, 226.

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