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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. 14 1/16 in. (35.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1944
Accession Number:
44.11.12
  • Description

    Obverse, combat of Greeks against Amazons
    Reverse, three youths

    This vase is complementary in its main scene to the adjacent work with which it was found. The battle scene reveals the artist's interest in action and his ease with the medium. It is particularly revealing to contrast the conventional, rather anemic palmette on the neck with the barren tree that the artist had seen first-hand.

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Suessula

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 151, fig. 122.

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

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 151, fig. 122.

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 1344, no. 3 bottom.

    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. 1981. Aara-Aphlad, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 1. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Amazones, no. 329.

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