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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

ca. 500 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; black-figure
Overall: 10 5/16 x 6 1/4in. (26.2 x 15.8cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1952
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
Obverse and reverse, on the shoulder, racing chariot

Athletic events and competitions are among the most popular subjects decorating Athenian vases of the late sixth and fifth centuries B.C. The vignette on the shoulder may well have been inspired by the representations on Panathenaic prize vases. The scene here includes two goalposts; they probably mirror the columns flanking Athena on the obverse of prize vases.
Giroux, Hubert. 1966. "Trois Amphores Nikosthéniennes a Malmaison." Revue Archéologique, : p. 32 n. 5.

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. 44.3–.4, 45.4–.5, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Connor, P.J. 1978. "Attic Neck Amphorae Decorated with Black Bands." Archäologischer Anzeiger, : pp. 275, 277, fig. 3.

Isler, Hans Peter. 1978. "Drei Neue Caeretaner Gefässe." Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, 98: p. 39 n. 100.

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