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Object Number MS2462A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Attic
Provenience Mediterranean
Manufacture Location Attica
Date Made 550-500 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Technique Black Figure
Iconography Dionysos | Kantharos | Satyr | Maenad | Athena | Hermes | Double Flute | Lyre | Music | Dance

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 48.5 cm
Outside Diameter 31 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Davis & Harvey (Coleman Estate Sale); Subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

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