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Terracotta neck-amphora

Attributed to the Red-Line Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of F. W. Rhinelander, 1898
Accession Number:
98.8.12
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, man seizing woman at a fountain house
Reverse, Dionysos on donkey and maenad

While Dionysos is riding along peaceably on the reverse, his influence has extended to the situation on the obverse. Dressed in boots and a garment wrapped around his lower body, the man seems to be an artisan or laborer.
Beazley, John D. 1978[1956]. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. p. 602, no. 41, New York: Hacker Art Books.

Gebauer, Jörg. 2002. Pompe und Thysia: Attische Tieropferdarstellungen auf schwarz- und rotfigurigen Vasen. p. 82 n. 379, Münster: Ugarit-Verlag.

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