University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:MS2462A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Attic
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Attica
Date Made: 550-500 BC
Early Date: -550
Late Date: 550-500 BC
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Black Figure
Iconography:Dionysos
Kantharos
Satyr
Maenad
Athena
Hermes
Double Flute
Lyre
Music
Dance
Height: 48.5 Centimeters/Inches
Outside Diameter:31 Centimeters/Inches
Credit Line:Purchased from Davis & Harvey (Coleman Estate Sale); Subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

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."


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Pressing Matters Supplement (15 Mar 2008 - 20 Apr 2008) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Electronic] 1997. The Perseus Project.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (Second Edition).View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Auction] 1897. The Robert H. Coleman Collection of Archaeological Objects. Catalogue.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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