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Terracotta amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Painter of Munich 833
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 530–525 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.139.83
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Obverse, symplegma
Reverse, running satyr

An aroused satyr runs from one side of the vase to the symplegma (scene of sexual intercourse) on the opposite side. The painter was clearly inspired by Attic black-figure vases with similar subjects.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1925. "Black-Figured Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 20(12): p. 301, fig. 10.

Martelli, Marina Cristofani. 1987. La Ceramica degli Etruschi: la Pittura Vascolare. no. 120, p. 307, Novara: Istituto Geografico De Agostini.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.109, pp. 126, 128–89, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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