Period: Early Corinthian
Date: ca. 620–590 B.C.
Culture: Greek, Corinthian
Medium: Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions: H.: 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number: 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 bet ween two lions.