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Part of Greek and Roman Art
Attributed to the Tarporley Painter
Date: ca. 400–390 B.C.Accession Number: 24.97.104
Date: 2nd century B.C.–1st century A.D.Accession Number: 12.229.6
Date: 4th century B.C.Accession Number: 41.162.46
Attributed to the Lycurgus Painter
Date: ca. 360–340 B.C.Accession Number: 56.171.64
Date: mid-4th–mid-3rd century B.C.Accession Number: 2003.407.5
Date: 3rd–2nd century B.C.Accession Number: 23.160.95
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Greek emigrants founded colonies in Southern Italy and Sicily as early as the mid-eighth century B.C. They flourished in their own right and profoundly influenced the artistic production of the indigenous populations. This interplay is particularly evident in the South Italian vases of the fourth century B.C., produced especially for funerary use. Furthermore, it appears in the predilection for subjects derived from Greek drama. Owing to a dearth of fine marble, terracotta was also a primary medium for sculpture.
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