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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar) with twisted handles

Attributed to the Suessula Painter

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 400 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm) diameter 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.46.1
  • Description

    Obverse, youth departing
    Reverse, libation scene

    The Suessula Painter's name derives from a site in Campania, in southern Italy, where several works of his were found. The Attic vases exported to Italy were a constant source of inspiration for local artists and spurred the development of a flourishing ceramic industry in the fourth century B.C. Although the subject on this vase is time-honored, the prominence of the added white paint represents an innovation.

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Suessula

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 143, fig. 90.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 183-84, fig. 125.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. New York: Plantin Press, pp. 3-4, fig. 23.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 114, 254, pl. 94c.

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 1344, no. 2 bottom.

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