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Terracotta amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Acheloös Painter
last quarter of 6th century B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; black-figure
H. 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, banquet scene
Reverse, maenad riding a mule between two satyrs

Although the subject of each side of the amphora is different, the men and women, the satyrs and maenad, and the mule all are under the same influence.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. "Recent Accessions in the Classical Department: Vases and Bronzes." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 22 (1): p. 18.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. pp. 3-4, fig. 4, New York: Plantin Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 61, 202, pl. 42g, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1978[1956]. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. p. 384, no. 17, New York: Hacker Art Books.

Beazley, John D. 1986[1951]. The Development of Attic Black Figure, Sather Classical Lectures, Vol. 24, 2nd edn. pp. 79, 106, pl. 88, 5, University of California: University of California Press.

Jacquemin, Anne and Jean-Jacques Maffre. 1986. "Nouveaux vases grecs de la collection Zénon Piéridès à Larnaca (Chypre)." Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique, 110(1): p. 180 n. 11.

Gebauer, Jörg. 2002. Pompe und Thysia: Attische Tieropferdarstellungen auf schwarz- und rotfigurigen Vasen. cat. M. 32, p. 462, fig. 324, Münster: Ugarit-Verlag.

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