Terracotta neck-amphora of Panathenaic shape, Attributed to the Princeton Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

Terracotta neck-amphora of Panathenaic shape

Attributed to the Princeton Painter
ca. 540–530 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; black-figure
H. 15 5/16 in. (38.9 cm)
diameter 10 5/8 in. (27 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
Obverse, Athena
Reverse, flute player

The absence of the official inscription, from the games at Athens, and the reduced size indicate that this was not a prize vase. The decoration of the obverse, however, was clearly modeled on one. The reverse shows a young flute player standing on a table and performing as another youth and two men listen.
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. 40–41.

Neils, Jenifer, Lesley A. Beaumont, and H. Alan Shapiro. 2003. "Children and Greek Religion." Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past, Jenifer Neils, John H. Oakley, and Katherine Hart, eds. pp. 154-55, fig. 15, New Haven: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College.

Moore, Mary B. 2007. "The Princeton Painter in New York." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 42: pp. 26, 28, 30, 33–38, 42, 45, figs. 23–25.

Moore, Mary B. 2013. "Herakles Takes Aim: A Rare Attic Black-Figured Neck-Amphora Attributed to the Princeton Painter." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 48: p. 55 n. 71, 56 n. 75.