Terracotta Nolan neck-amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Achilles Painter

Period: Classical

Date: ca. 470–460 B.C.

Culture: Greek, Attic

Medium: Terracotta; red-figure

Dimensions: H. 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm); diameter 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm); diameter of foot 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm); diameter of mouth 6 in. (15.2 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Purchase, The Cesnola Collection, by exchange, 1925

Accession Number: 25.189.2

Description

The winged goddess Eos will capture Tithonos, a young Trojan prince, as he goes to school in the early morning and take him to Mount Olympos to be her lover.

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