University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:MS3497
Current Location: Collections Storage
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: c. 530 BC
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Black Figure
Iconography:Heracles
Nemean Lion
Athena
Iolaus
Greek Inscription
Dionysos
Ariadne
Satyr?
Maenad
Oinopion
Staphylus
Dance
Height: 56.5 cm
Outside Diameter:36 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1898

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition
Classical Gallery: Greece (1975 - 1989) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Electronic] 1997. The Perseus Project.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] White, Donald, et al. 1995. The Ancient Greek World:The Rodney S. Young Gallery.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Boardman, John. 1978. "Exekias". AJA. 82: 11-25.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
[Book] Brommer, Frank. 1960. Vasenlisten zur griechischen Heldensage.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Clement, Paul A. 1955. "Geryon and Others in Los Angeles". Hesperia. 24 (1): 1-24.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Beazley, John D. 1928. Attic Black-Figure: a sketch; Annual lecture on aspects of art, Henriette Hertz Trust of the British Academy. 50.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Hall, Edith H. 1915. Two Black-figure Amphorae from Orvieto. The Museum Journal. 6. (2 [June]): p. 85-92.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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