Canosan White-Ground Amphora with Protomes: Medusa and Centaurs
Canosan White-Ground Amphora with Protomes: Medusa and Centaurs
Canosan White-Ground Amphora with Protomes: Medusa and Centaurs
Canosan White-Ground Amphora with Protomes: Medusa and Centaurs
Canosan White-Ground Amphora with Protomes: Medusa and Centaurs

Canosan White-Ground Amphora with Protomes: Medusa and Centaurs

Greco-Roman

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Highly ornate vases like this one were made in Canusium, a town in Puglia. The winged head of Medusa adorns the front of this amphora, and centaurs project out from the sides. Very distinctive Canosan vases like this one mark the first incidence of a highly dramatic artistic style in Western art that later came to be termed “baroque.”

Greek Art

Highly ornate vases like this one were made in Canusium, a town in Puglia. The winged head of Medusa adorns the front of this amphora, and centaurs project out from the sides. Very distinctive Canosan vases like this one mark the first incidence of a highly dramatic artistic style in Western art that later came to be termed “baroque.”

Object Information

culture
Cypriot
period
Greco-Roman
creation date
3rd or 2nd century B.C.
materials
terra-cotta
dimensions
17-3/4 x 6-1/4 (diam.) in.
accession number
28.19
credit line
Martha Delzell Memorial Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Ancient Art of the Mediterranean
colors

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