Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Paris Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 575–550 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure, Pontic ware
Dimensions:
H. 13 7/8 in. (35.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1955
Accession Number:
55.11.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Upper frieze, procession of centaurs
Lower frieze, procession of lions

The unified series of friezes on this vase has no specific narrative content. Instead, the artist seems to have delighted in combining patterns and colors to create a highly ornate object.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1956. "Two Etruscan Vases by the Paris Painter." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 14(5): pp. 127–32.

Banti, Luisa. 1973. The Etruscan Cities and Their Culture. pp. 247-8, pl. 47b, Berkeley: University of California Press.

Hannestad, Lise. 1974. The Paris Painter: an Etruscan vase-painter. no. 9, p. 45, København: Ejnar Munksgaard.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.103, pp. 11, 121, 124–25, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.