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

Terracotta Nolan neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Westreenen Painter
ca. 450–440 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
H. 13 3/16 in. (33.5 cm); diameter 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, woman pouring libation for warrior
Reverse, man with staff

The subject of the decoration is a warrior's departure. Although this is a rather commonplace vase, it is worth noting the poignancy of the older man, characterized by his stick, who stands isolated on the reverse.
Said to be from Nola

Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. pp. 12–13, Gallatin pl. 21, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1006, no. 6, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Gaifman, Milette. 2018. The Art of Libation in Classical Athens. pp. 4, 6, 14, fig. 0.4, New Haven: Yale University Press.