Neck Amphora


Location: On Display in the Greece Gallery

From: Italy | Campania | Capua

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS5466
Current Location Greece Gallery - On Display
Culture Greek
Provenience Italy | Campania | Capua
Manufacture Location Attica
Creator Altamura Painter
Period Classical Greek Period
Date Made 470-450 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Technique Red Figure
Iconography Apollo | Artemis | Altar | Bow | Pitcher | Kithara | Dionysos | Maenad | Oinochoe | Snake | Thyrsus | Kantharos | Palmettes

Neck amphora (with twisted handles). A) Apollo and Artemis. Artemis at left, Apollo at right, an altar, with volutes, between them; both standing. Artemis, holding bow and arrows in left hand, seems to be pouring from an oinochoe onto the altar. Apollo, holding a kithara with his left hand, pours a libation from a phiale onto the altar. B) Dionysos and a maenad. Maenad at left, Dionysos at right. Maenad wears leopard's skin, holds oinochoe in right hand and a snake in the other. Dionysos faces her, standing, thyrsus in left hand and kantharos in right. Intact,

Height 47.7 cm
Outside Diameter 23.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from E. Canessa, 1916

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