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Terracotta neck-amphora (storage jar)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 560 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Euboean
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H.: 12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.35
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
On one side, two men stand between roosters; one holds a kerykeion, a staff terminating in a caduceus, which identifies him as an official herald or envoy sent from one Greek city to another. On the other side, a herald stands between sirens.
Said to be from Capua

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1969. "Euboean Black-figure in New York." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 2: pp. 28-9, figs. 1-2.

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