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Terracotta amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Affecter
ca. 540 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; black-figure
H. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Ernest Brummer, 1957
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse and reverse, men and youths

The Affecter is a particularly recognizable personality among artists of the second half of the sixth century B.C. The decoration of his vases accords so fully with the shapes that potter and painter were most likely the same individual. Noteworthy, however, is the volume of his shapes in contrast to the rigidity of his figures.
Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters [2nd edition]. p. 110, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Pipili, Maria. 1997. "A Skyphos by the Affecter in Athens: Dispersed Fragments Reassembled." Greek Offerings: Essays on Greek Art in Honour of John Boardman, Dr. Olga Palagia, ed. p. 93 n. 22, Oxford: Oxbow Books.

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