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Terracotta amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Antimenes Painter

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 530–520 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 26 in. (66 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Ernest Brummer, 1957
Accession Number:
57.12.6
  • Description

    Obverse, Athena and Herakles in the gigantomachy (battle of gods and giants)
    Reverse, Poseidon, Leto, Apollo, Artemis, Dionysos
    On the lip, obverse and reverse, chariot races

    Of particular interest on this vase is the frieze of racing chariots on the lip. Subordinate bands of figural decoration were introduced at various times and on various shapes in Athenian vase-painting. At the end of the sixth century B.C. and in the early fifth, decoration on the lip occasionally appears, especially on amphorae type A. The most significant instance of this feature in the Museum's collection appears on the amphora signed by the potter Andokides and displayed in the Greek galleries on the main floor.

  • 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, no. 858d; Artemis, no. 1155.

    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. 1992. Kentauroi-Oiax, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 6. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Kyknos I, no. 151.

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