Terracotta neck-amphora (jar) with lid

Attributed to the Micali Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Around the body, winged horses and a siren
On the shoulder, ivy between eyes

The Micali Painter was the most prolific Etruscan black-figure artist of the last quarter of the sixth century B.C.. His workshop seems to have been located in Vulci, where a high proportion of his works have also been found. His style is distinctive because he gives the impression of painting his subjects with glaze, now more tightly, often quite loosely. Though he uses incised lines for articulation, they are of secondary importance.

Terracotta neck-amphora (jar) with lid, Attributed to the Micali Painter, Terracotta, Etruscan

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