Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Bail–amphora (jar), ca. 330–310 b.c.; red–figure
    Attributed to the Ixion Painter
    Greek, South Italian, Campanian
    Terracotta; H. 24 3/4 in. (62.9 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1906 (06.1021.240)

    Obverse: Bellerophon and the chimaera
    Reverse: two youths

    The Ixion Painter was the foremost Campanian artist of the later fourth century B.C., and the bail-amphora was favored in that region. The painter exploited the awkward, narrow verticality to depict Pegasos and Bellerophon airborne above the wounded chimaera. This mythical creature had a lion's body, a goat's forepart on its back, and a snake's tail.

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  • Bail-amphora (jar), ca. 330–310 B.C.; red-figure
    Attributed to the Ixion Painter
    Greek, South Italian, Campanian
    Terracotta; H. 24 3/4 in. (62.9 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1906 (06.1021.240)

    Obverse: Bellerophon and the chimaera
    Reverse: two youths


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