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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Edinburgh Painter
ca. 500 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; black-figure
H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm); width of mouth 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of El Conde de Lagunillas, 1956
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse and reverse, athletes

The obverse shows a flute-player, a youth with jumping weights, and another holding staves. On the reverse, there are a trainer, a diskos thrower, and another youth with staves.
Cole, Nancy. 1968. Greek Athletic Games. nos. 7, 10, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters [2nd edition]. p. 217, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Raschke, Wendy J. 1985. "Aulos and Athlete: the function of the flute Player in Greek Athletics." Arete: The Journal of Sport and Literature, 2: p. 199 n. 30.

van Alfen, Peter. 2004. A Simple Souvenir: Coins and Medals of the Olympic Games. no. 26, pp. 48–49, New York: American Numismatic Society.

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