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Fragmentary terracotta rhyton (vase for libations or drinking)

Attributed to the manner of the Sotades Painter

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 460–450 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 5 in. (12.7 cm) length 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1099
  • Description

    Remains of two figures

    The predilection for vases in figural form continued throughout the fifth century B.C. During the middle of the century, the workshop of the Sotades Painter was the most active and creative source. Whereas head vases, occasionally with two heads conjoined, were popular in the 490s and 480s, the next generation of artists introduced the conceit of combining the heads of different animals, in this case, a donkey and a ram. The painted scene probably showed a satyr and a maenad.

  • Provenance

    Perhaps from Numana

  • References

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 767, 1669, no. 20, Add. 1, pp. 765-68.

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