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Terracotta neck-amphora

Period:
Geometric
Date:
4th quarter of the 8th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 30 9/16 in. (77.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.210.8
  • Description

    The procession of chariots on the body is complemented by heraldic lions on the shoulder and mourning women on the neck. Here again, snakes were added. While we do not know how these vases were used, it is possible that this example was for a woman and that 10.210.7 was for a man.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1944. Greek Painting: The Development of Pictoral Representation from Archaic to Graeco-Roman Times. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 25, 63, 175, pl. 15d.

    Bandinelli, Ranuccio Bianchi. 1958. Enciclopedia dell'Arte Antica, Classica e Orientale, Vol. 3. Rome: Instituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, p. 824, fig. 1021.

    von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1972. Greek Vase Painting: An Introduction. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1975. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1965-1975, : no. 1, pp. 4, 10-11, 67.

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