Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)
- Attributed to the Pig Painter
- ca. 490 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; red-figure
- H. 24 in. (61 cm)
diameter of mouth 5 1/16 in. (12.8 cm)
diameter of foot 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Fletcher Fund, 1956
- Accession Number:
Obverse, trainer and hoplitodromos (runner in armor)
Reverse, woman playing lyre and reveler
The shape of this neck-amphora harks back to an earlier generation with its squat proportions, short neck decorated with a black-figure palmette ornament, and two-part lip. Unusual also is the depiction of a woman playing the lyre on the reverse; in the context of a symposium (drinking party), lyres are more often played by men.