Terracotta Nolan neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Brygos Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

Obverse, Eos pursuing Tithonos
Reverse, boy fleeing

Tithonos on his way to school pursued by Eos, the goddess of dawn, appears to particular effect here, thanks in part to the handling of the shape. The Nolan amphora offers large areas of black glaze that not only set off the figures but even evoke the darkness before dawn. The continuous ornament contributes to the impression of motion around the vase.

Terracotta Nolan neck-amphora (jar), Attributed to the Brygos Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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