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Terracotta amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Acheloös Painter

Period:
Archaic
Date:
last quarter of 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.60.29
  • Description

    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.

  • References

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

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

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

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

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