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Amphora (Storage Jar)

A work made of terracotta, black-figure.

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  • A work made of terracotta, black-figure.

Date:

About 560 BCE

Artist:

Attributed to the Painter of Tarquinia RC 3984
Greek

About this artwork

This vessel was made at a time when Athenian trade networks were expanding into coastal Italy, which was then controlled by Etruscans. Imported Greek goods became highly sought-after in Italy, and local potters began to produce ceramics that drew upon the most popular Athenian styles. The scenes on this vase reflect the cultures’ varying levels of militarization by depicting armed soldiers on horseback.

Status

On View, Gallery 151

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Painter of Tarquinia RC 2984

Title

Amphora (Storage Jar)

Medium

terracotta, black-figure

Dimensions

35 × 28 × 26 cm (13 3/4 × 11 × 10 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Ross and Carol Brownson

Reference Number

2021.229

Extended information about this artwork

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