Terracotta neck-amphora (storage jar)

Greek, Corinthian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152

Corinthian potters and painters invented a technique of silhouetted forms that would evolve into the black figures of Athenian vase painting. Typically, their vessels, like this neck amphora, are decorated with tapestry-like patterns of small animals and plant motifs. A variety of animals- bulls, lions, birds and goats march around the belly of this vase, and multiple rosettes fill the background. Above the queue of exquisite animals is a padded dancer, who stands between two lions.

Terracotta neck-amphora (storage jar), Terracotta, Greek, Corinthian

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