Terracotta neck-amphora (jar) with twisted handles

Attributed to the Suessula Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159

Obverse, combat of Greeks against Amazons
Reverse, three youths

This vase is complementary in its main scene to the adjacent work with which it was found. The battle scene reveals the artist's interest in action and his ease with the medium. It is particularly revealing to contrast the conventional, rather anemic palmette on the neck with the barren tree that the artist had seen first-hand.

Terracotta neck-amphora (jar) with twisted handles, Attributed to the Suessula Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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