Terracotta neck-amphora (storage jar)
- Early Corinthian
- ca. 620–590 B.C.
- Greek, Corinthian
- Terracotta; black-figure
- H.: 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1906
- Accession Number:
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.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 37, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Moore, Mary B. 2006. "Hoplites, Horses, and a Comic Chorus." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 41: pp. 36–37, fig. 5.