Obverse, Dionysos, satyr and maenad Reverse, man courting youth
The decoration of this little amphora complements the Dionysiac themes on cups in this case. The graffito beneath one handle refers to a woman called Anthyle, perhaps the same one praised on two later hydriai (water jars). The gist may be rendered loosely as "Anthyle, up yours."
Inscription: The name "Anthyle" is inscribed in graffito under the handle.
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