Amphora (Storage Jar)

A work made of terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique.

Date:

about 455/445 BC

Artist:

Greek; Athens
Attributed to the Sabouroff Painter

About this artwork

This vase has a distinctive shape characterized by an elongated ovoid body on a thick disk foot, an offset flaring neck, an inverted lip with grooves for a lid, and handles that rise from the shoulder and curve below the height of the mouth to join the neck. The type is called a Nolan amphora, after Nola, Italy, the site where the first examples of this shape were discovered and where this example was also found. It probably contained wine, olives, or oil. Nolan amphorae are small, usually less than fifteen inches high. Figures are drawn between the handles on the front and back. Below, a length of meander pattern provides a ground line.

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Amphora (Storage Jar)

Origin

Nola

Date

455 BC–445 BC

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique

Dimensions

33.3 × 17 × 16.8 cm (13 1/8 × 6 3/4 × 6 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.2198

Extended information about this artwork

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