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Terracotta amphora (jar)

Related to the Antimenes Painter

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 510 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 23 1/4 in. (59.1 cm); diameter 14 5/8 in. (37.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.174
  • Description

    Obverse, Athena and Herakles in chariot with gods
    Reverse, Dionysos, Artemis, Apollo, Leto, Hermes

    The equilibrium achieved in late black-figure amphorae is well represented by this work. There is a balance between light and dark in the areas of glaze and reserve as well as within the panels. The ivy and lotus-palmette ornaments embellish the upper part of the vase, while the zone of rays emphasizes the bottom of the body. The stateliness in the representation is most appropriate to the subject of Herakles' introduction into Mount Olympos.

  • References

    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. 1984. Aphrodisias-Athena, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 2. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Apollon, nos. 777b, 857; Artemis, nos. 1149, 1320.

    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. 2900.

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