Terracotta Nolan neck-amphora (jar)
- Attributed to the Painter of London E 342
- ca. 460 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; red-figure
- H. 13 in. (33 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1906
- Accession Number:
Obverse, Nike (the personification of victory) holding a fillet
Reverse, youth leaning on staff
The subject of Nike crowning a youth occurs often on Greek vases. It is interesting to reflect that when Nike and the victor appear in a scene together, the action is understood as occurring before us. When the two protagonists are shown on opposite sides of a vase, as here, an interval of time is added between what we see and what we know will happen.