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Storage Jar (Neck Amphora) with Animal Procession

Greek pottery from Corinth became very popular in Etruria. Etruscan artists soon began imitating the Corinthian style. However, on other vessels such as this amphora, the style is adapted rather than imitated. The single band of animals was created using the black-figure technique, but it is augmented by areas of added white and purple that reflect metalworking traditions. The surrounding scale-like decoration is also reminiscent of metalwork.

Etruscan (Italy)
Storage Jar (Neck Amphora) with Animal Procession
7th–6th century BC
Terracotta, added color
H. 18 1/8 in. (46.0 cm), diam. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 73.59.2