Greek, Corinthian; Said to be from Capua
Terracotta; H. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1906 (06.1021.18)
Corinthian potters and painters invented a technique of silhouetted forms that would evolve into the black figures of Athenian vase painting. Typically, their vessels, like this neck amphora, are decorated with tapestry-like patterns of small animals and plant motifs. A variety of animalsbull, lion, bird, goatmarch around the belly of this vase, and multiple rosettes fill the background. Above the queue of exquisite animals is a padded dancer, who stands between two lions.