Terracotta amphora (jar)
ca. 500–490 B.C.
H. 12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John van Benschoten Griggs, 1946
Obverse, satyr with pelta (crescent-shaped shield) and thyrsos (fennel stalk with ivy)
Reverse, satyr with pelta and wineskin
Though unidentified, the artist here displays his skill by rendering the satyr from the front and from the back. The depiction of active movement and complex poses was made possible by the fluid line attainable with the red-figure technique.
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