Location: On Display in the Greece Gallery

From: Italy | Etruria | Orvieto

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS3497
Current Location Greece Gallery - On Display
Culture Attic
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Orvieto
Manufacture Location Attica
Creator Exekias | Lysippides Painter
Locus Crocifisso del Tufo, Tomb 1
Period Archaic Greek Period
Date Made ca. 530 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Technique Black Figure
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

Height 56.5 cm
Outside Diameter 36 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1898

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