Terracotta neck-amphora (jar) with lid and knob (27.16)

Attributed to Exekias

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155

On the body, obverse and reverse, man and woman in chariot accompanied by woman and kithara player
On the shoulder, combat of foot soldiers and horsemen

Black-figure was a cumbersome, restricted, and quite artificial technique. The vases in this room testify to the variety of effect and the forcefulness of expression that is nonetheless permitted. Probably the greatest single black-figure artist was Exekias, who was both potter and painter. Although the essential ingredients of this work are traditional, its particular character is evident in the robust shape, the extraordinary precision and vitality in the figures and ornament, and the perfect relation of the decorative elements to the body beneath.

#1024. Terracotta neck-amphora (jar), Part 1



  1. 1024. Terracotta neck-amphora (jar), Part 1
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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar) with lid and knob (27.16), Attributed to Exekias, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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