Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Neck amphora (storage jar), ca. 620/615–595/590 b.c.
    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 animals—bull, lion, bird, goat—march 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.

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  • Neck amphora (storage jar), ca. 620/615–595/590 B.C.
    Greek, Corinthian; Said to be from Capua
    Terracotta; H. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1906 (06.1021.18)

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