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Amphora with Real and Fantastic Animals
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Amphora with Real and Fantastic Animals


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Description Corinth dominated the 7th-century BCE pottery industry. Corinthian vases are recognized by their repetitive friezes with animals of Near Eastern inspiration. Here, panthers, bulls, goats, deer, lions, and swans appear side-by-side with mythical beings, including sirens. By the time this amphora was made, such Corinthian vessels were mass-produced. The abstract shape of the rosettes around the animals dates this piece to the late 7th century BCE.
Exhibitions
  • In Search of Ancient Treasure: 40 Years of Collecting. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
Provenance Henry G. Marquand, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry G. Marquand Sale, American Art Galleries, New York, 1902, no. 972; Robert Garrett, Baltimore, by purchase; Kende Galleries, New York, The Robert Garrett Collection Sale, October 6, 1951, no. 96; Walters Art Museum, 1951, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1951

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Period
late 7th century BCE (Orientalizing)
Medium
terracotta, wheel made; Corinthian ware
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.2033
Measurements
17 1/2 x 11 13/16 in. (44.4 x 30 cm)
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