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Fragment of a terracotta amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Amasis Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 550 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
3 3/16 × 4 5/8 × 3/8 in. (8.1 × 11.7 × 0.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.53
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Top of the mane, ear, and topknot of a horse in a quadriga (four-horse chariot)

The style of the Amasis Painter is so distinct, in the rendering of ornament as much as in the figure work, that fragments of his vases are readily recognizable.
Isler, Hans Peter. 1994. "Der Töpfer Amasis und der Amasis-Maler. Bemerkungen zur Chronologie und zur Person." Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, 109: p. 110.

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