Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Owl-Pillar Group
Period:
Classical
Date:
late 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Campanian
Medium:
Terracotta; black-glaze
Dimensions:
H. 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.21.37
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The Owl-Pillar Group represents one of the first workshops active in Campania, heavily influenced by Attic prototypes in style and shape. Attic Nolan amphorae were important models.
Richter, Gisela M. A., Grace Crowfoot, and Donald Benjamin Harden. 1956. "Part I: Ceramics from c. 700 B.C. to the Fall of the Roman Empire." A History of Technology: The Mediterranean Civilizations and the Middle Ages, c. 700 B.C. to c. A.D. 1500, Vol. 2, Charles Singer, Eric John Holmyard, Alfred Rupert Hall, and Trevor Williams, eds. p. 266, fig. 243, Oxford: Clarendon Press.