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Terracotta Nolan neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Alkimachos Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 470–460 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm) diameter 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.16
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, combat between an Amazon and a Greek
Reverse, youth

The Amazons were famous horsewomen. It is interesting, therefore, that the device of the Greek warrior's shield consists of the hindquarters of a horse.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 13, Gallatin pl. 22, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 529, no. 1, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Barron, John P. 1972. "New Light on Old Walls the Murals of the Theseion." The Journal of Hellenic Studies, : p. 35 n. 114.

Barron, John P. 1972. "New Light on Old Walls the Murals of the Theseion." The Journal of Hellenic Studies, 92: p. 35 n. 114.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1981. Vol. 1: Aara-Aphlad. Amazones, no. 318, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

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