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Amphora

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Object Number:
MS2462A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Attic
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Manufacture Location:
Attica
Date Made:
550-500 BC
Early Date:
-550
Late Date:
-500
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Black Figure
Iconography:
Dionysos
Kantharos
Satyr
Maenad
Athena
Hermes
Double Flute
Lyre
Music
Dance
Description:
Amphora, Type B (Richter and Milne, fig 4) Complete except for minor fragments. A, Dionysos in center, facing right, with kantharos. Behind him, at the left, are, left to right, a satyr and a maenad. In front of him, to the right , are, left to right, Athena and Hermes, Athena facing left, Hermes advancing to right but looking back. Lotus bud border above. B, Four satyrs, each carrying a female (maenad?), advancing toward right. Three of the females are playing musical instraments: Left to right, double flutes, lyre, double flutes. Lotus bud border above. Beazley, Paralipomena, p. 147: Near the Priam Painter: "A, Dionysos and Athena with Hermes, a maenad, and a satyr; B, four satyrs lifting maenads on their shoulders."
Height:
48.5cm
Outside Diamater:
31cm
Credit Line:
Purchased at Coleman Estate Sale (Davis & Harvey); Subscription of Phebe A. Hearst

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Pressing Matters Supplement (15 Mar 2008 - 20 Apr 2008)
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Bibliography:

[Electronic] 1997. The Perseus Project.
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[Book] Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (Second Edition). : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 147
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