Terracotta amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Syracuse Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Obverse, Dionysos and satyr
Reverse, Poseidon and Nike

Among the artists active during the second quarter of the fifth century B.C., the Syracuse Painter was one of the last to decorate an amphora, a shape that had declined in popularity. The mouth of this example is exceptional for its slightly convex surface.

Terracotta amphora (jar), Attributed to the Syracuse Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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