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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
last quarter of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 15 15/16 in. (40.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.60.19
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, between eyes, Dionysos with maenad and satyr
Reverse, between eyes, satyr and maenad

This vase belongs to a class of neck-amphorae of the late sixth century B.C. in which the decoration is confined to the shoulder, often between eyes.
von Bothmer, Dietrich and Prof. Mary B. Moore. 1976. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. United States of America 16. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 4. Attic Black-Figured Neck-Amphorae, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Fascicule 4. pls. 41.5–.6, 42.3–4, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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