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Terracotta mug

Attributed to the Painter of Louvre CA 1694

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 450 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/16 in. (10.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.11.3
  • Description

    Satyr putting on wreath

    The satyr stands beside a fruit tree, indicated by the added red dots on the branches. The round-bottomed basket is very like those in the apple-picking scene by the Orchard Painter (07.286.74). Behind the satyr hangs a wineskin. One surmises that, having done his work, the satyr is putting on the wreath before quenching his thirst.

  • References

    von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1949. "Recent Accessions of Greek Terracotta Vases." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 8(3): p. 95.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 87, 228, pl. 68f.

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 787, no. 6.

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