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Terracotta amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Affecter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 550–530 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 16 in. (40.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.145.15
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
Obverse and reverse, Dionysos with men and youths

Though the name the Affecter may have a pejorative ring, attention to his work reveals his accomplishment as an artist. The representation of Dionysos, the god of wine, exemplifies the Affecter's solid, slow-moving figures, sometimes ungainly but always articulated with the most precise and varied detail.
Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. pp. 3-4, fig. 9, New York: Plantin Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 58, 198, pl. 38c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1956. Attic Black-figure Vase-painters. pp. 247, 715, no. 90, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters [2nd edition]. p. 111, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1986. Vol. 3: Atherion-Eros. "Dionysos," p. 491, no. 814, pl. 396, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

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