Terracotta neck-amphora (jar), Attributed to the Group of New York GR 517, Terracotta, Etruscan

Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Group of New York GR 517
Period:
Archaic
Date:
early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; silhouette
Dimensions:
H.: 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.33
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse and reverse, on the shoulder, two winged figures, Erotes?

This idiosyncratic vase reflects influence of both black-figure and red-figure prototypes. The general shape and the ornament on the neck are derived from Attic black-figure neck-amphorae. The decoration, however, reflects the freer drawing of red-figure during the first decades of the fifth century B.C.