Location: On Display in the Greece Gallery
From: Italy | Etruria | Orvieto
Curatorial Section: Mediterranean
|Current Location||Greece Gallery - On Display|
|Provenience||Italy | Etruria | Orvieto|
|Creator||Exekias | Lysippides Painter|
|Locus||Crocifisso del Tufo, Tomb 1|
|Period||Archaic Greek Period|
|Date Made||ca. 530 BCE|
|Iconography||Heracles | Nemean Lion | Athena | Iolaus | Greek Inscription | Dionysos | Ariadne | Satyr? | Maenad | Oinopion | Staphylus | Dance|
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, perhaps 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. Restored from many fragments, with parts in plaster. Recalls Exekias and the Lysippides Painter (Beazley). Exekias (Mommsen).
Orvieto, Crocifisso del Tufo, Tomb 1
|Outside Diameter||36 cm|
|Credit Line||Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1898|
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