H. 17 5/8 in. (44.7 cm); diameter mouth 7 in. (17.8 cm); diameter foot 6 1/4 in. (15.8 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1956
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Poseidon and Amymone surrounded by Eros, Apollo, Dionysos, and attendants
Amymone was attacked by a satyr and rescued by the sea god Poseidon who, however, took her for himself. Her name was given to a spring that welled up where Poseidon struck the ground with his trident. In this scene, Eros seems to preside over a harmonious gathering of Dionysos with his followers and Poseidon, who occupies the center of the scene with Amymone standing beside him.
Said to be from Capua
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