Fragmentary neck-amphora (jar), Terracotta, Greek, Protoattic

Fragmentary neck-amphora (jar)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 675 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Protoattic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
b.: 11 1/8 × 12 1/8 × 5/8 in. (28.3 × 30.8 × 1.6 cm)
c,d, joined: 9 × 10 × 1/2 in. (22.9 × 25.4 × 1.3 cm)
.a: 5 9/16 × 5 1/8 in. (14.1 × 13.1 cm)
.e: 5 1/8 × 4 7/8 × 1/2 in. (13.1 × 12.3 × 1.3 cm)
.f: 3 1/2 × 4 15/16 × 5/8 in. (8.8 × 12.5 × 1.6 cm)
.g: 2 1/16 × 3 3/4 × 9/16 in. (5.3 × 9.5 × 1.5 cm)
.h: 5 5/16 × 11 3/4 × 1/2 in. (13.5 × 29.8 × 1.3 cm)
.i: 11 1/4 × 8 1/2 × 7/16 in. (28.6 × 21.6 × 1.2 cm)
.k: 9 3/4 × 6 5/16 × 7/16 in. (24.8 × 16 × 1.2 cm)
.l: 2 1/4 × 2 7/16 × 3/8 in. (5.8 × 6.3 × 1 cm)
.m: 3 15/16 × 2 1/2 × 1/2 in. (10 × 6.3 × 1.2 cm)
.n: 3 7/8 × 5 1/16 × 9/16 in. (9.8 × 12.8 × 1.4 cm)
.o: 3 15/16 × 5 3/8 × 1/2 in. (10 × 13.6 × 1.2 cm)
.p: 5 1/16 × 8 5/8 × 9/16 in. (12.8 × 21.9 × 1.4 cm)
.q: 5 × 5 13/16 × 7/16 in. (12.7 × 14.8 × 1.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1949
Accession Number:
49.101.17a–q
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
On the neck, two birds of prey, probably eagles

The decoration may be by the Polyphemos Painter, best known for the impressive depiction in Eleusis of the blinding of Polyphemos by Odysseus. The motifs on the New York vase seem to have been limited to the eagles on the neck, with horizontal stripes and perhaps a narrow subsidiary frieze on the body.
Morris, Sarah P. 1984. The Black and White Style: Athens and Aigina in the Orientalizing Period. pp. 37, 73, pl. 1, New Haven and London: Yale University Press.