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Terracotta stand

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 520 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Schimmel, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.537
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
A significant amount of Attic pottery was produced for the export to Etruria. Indigenous Etruscan shapes were reinterpreted in Athenian workshops; the Hellenized variants then sold to Etruscan patrons in the west and often buried in their tombs. The Etruscan prototypes generally exist in the sturdy black ware called bucchero. This pair of stands represents the phenomenon of adaptation with a shape unique in Attic vase-painting. They probably held floral or vegetal offerings.
Metzger, Henri. 1951. Les représentations dans la céramique attique du IVe siècle. no. 21b, pp. 24, 109-11, Paris: E. de Boccard.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1972. "A unique pair of Attic vases." Revue Archéologique, 1: pp. 83-92.

Muscarella, Oscar White. 1974. Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection no. 58, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

von Bothmer, Dietrich, Joan R. Mertens, and Maxwell L. Anderson. 1980. "Greek and Roman Art." Notable Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art), No. 1980/1981: p. 14.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1981. "One Hundred Eleventh Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1980 through June 30, 1981." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 111: p. 36.

Moret, J.-M. 1984. Œdipe, la Sphinx et les thébains: essai de mythologie iconographique, Bibliotheca Helvetica Romana 23, 2 vols. p. 23, n. 2, p. 74, n. 9, Rome: Institut suisse de Rome.

Milleker, Elizabeth J. 1992. "Ancient Art: Gifts from The Norbert Schimmel Collection: Greek and Roman." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 49(4): pp. 43–44.

Sparkes, Brian. 2000. "Sikanos and the Stemmed Plate." Periplous: Papers on Classical Art and Archaeology Presented to Sir John Boardman, Mr. Gocha R. Tsetskhladze, A. J. N. W. Prag, and Anthony M. Snodgrass, eds. pp. 323-4 n. 3, fig. 3, London: Thames and Hudson.

Cohen, Beth. 2006. The Colors of Clay: Special Techniques in Athenian Vases no. 73, pp. 254-57, Malibu: J. Paul Getty Trust.

Mertens, Joan R. 2010. How to Read Greek Vases. no. 21b, pp. 24, 109-11, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. pp. 105, n. 123 [p. 310], fig. 5, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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