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Amphora

Object Number:
MS3497
Current Location:
Culture:
Attic
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Orvieto
Manufacture Location:
Attica
Maker:
Exekias
Lysippides Painter
Period:
Archaic Greek Period
Date Made:
c. 530 BC
Early Date:
-530
Late Date:
-520
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Black Figure
Iconography:
Heracles
Nemean Lion
Athena
Iolaus
Greek Inscription
Dionysos
Ariadne
Satyr?
Maenad
Oinopion
Staphylus
Dance
Description:
Amphora, Type A. A. Herakles and the Nemean Lion. Herakles at left grappling on ground with lion. Behind him Athena facing right. Behind the hindquarters of the lion is Iolaos. Inscriptions in the field beside the figures and one other at extreme left. Above palmette and lotus chain. B. Dionysos and Ariadne. In center, l. to r., Ariadne and Dionysos. To left a partially preserved dancing satyr (tip of tail preserved) and to right a dancing maenad. The legs of 2 children, Oinopion and Staphylus, hang from Ariadne's shoulders. Dionysos holds a grapevine and a kantharos. Inscriptions in field. Part of palmette and lotus chain preserved above. On A... (inscription), with room for probably four or five letters before the epsilon. Recalls Exekias and the Lysippides Painter. Restored from many fragments, with parts in plaster.
Height:
56.5cm
Outside Diamater:
36cm

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)
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Classical Gallery: Greece (1975 - 1989)
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Bibliography:

[Electronic] 1997. The Perseus Project.
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[Book] White, Donald, et al. 1995. The Ancient Greek World:The Rodney S. Young Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 3
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[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York. : Page/Fig./Plate: 434
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[Article] Boardman, John. 1978. "Exekias". AJA. 82: 11-25. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 14, note 17
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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).
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[Book] Brommer, Frank. 1960. Vasenlisten zur griechischen Heldensage. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 104, no. 46
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[Article] Clement, Paul A. 1955. "Geryon and Others in Los Angeles". Hesperia. 24 (1): 1-24. : Page/Fig./Plate: 9, note 15
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[Book] Beazley, John D. 1928. Attic Black-Figure: a sketch; Annual lecture on aspects of art, Henriette Hertz Trust of the British Academy. 50. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 31
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[Catalogue] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 98-9, No. 110
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[Article] Hall, Edith H. 1915. "Two Black-figure Amphorae from Orvieto". The Museum Journal. 6. (2 [June]): p. 85-92.
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