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Terracotta neck-amphora (storage jar)

Attributed to the Goltyr Painter
ca. 560 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; black-figure
H. 29.49 cm.
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
Not on view
Obverse, two fighting warriors flanked by roosters
Reverse, swan between panthers

The Goltyr Painter is a prominent member of the so-called Tyrrhenian Group active during the later second quarter of the sixth century B.C. It is noteworthy that animal and figural subjects are depicted on the same scale, a practice that changes with the following generation of artists who establish the primacy of the figure. Tyrrhenian painters favored ovoid neck-amphorae, the majority of which were exported to Etruria.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1957. "Greek Vases from the Hearst Collection." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 15(7): pp. 166, 168.

Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters [2nd edition]. pp. 35, 41, 43, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Schmaltz, Bernhard. 1998. "Peplos and Chiton." Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, 113: p. 7 n. 44.

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