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Terracotta pelike (jar)

Attributed to the Dechter Painter

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 360–340 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of David Nelson, in memory of Mark L. Davison, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.323.3
  • Description

    Obverse, Eros, Amymone, and Poseidon. Reverse, woman and two youths

    Amymone was rescued from a satyr by Poseidon, god of the sea, who took her for himself. Striking the ground with his trident, he produced a spring that bore Amymone's name. The protagonists are assembled here, together with a rare representation of a feline.

  • References

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981. Aara-Aphlad, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 1. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Amymone, no. 89.

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