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Amphora (Storage Jar)

A work made of terracotta, decorated in the black-figure technique.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of terracotta, decorated in the black-figure technique.

Date:

490-480 BCE

Artist:

Attributed to the Michigan Painter
Greek; Athens

About this artwork

On one side of this vase, Dionysos is flanked by satyrs. The god moves to the right but looks back to the left. He holds up a kantharos (drinking cup) in his left hand. Both satyrs move to the right; that on the left is ithyphallic and plays a kithara. On the other side, a maenad wearing a sakkos (hat) and holding a krotala is flanked on either side by a satyr.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Michigan Painter

Title

Amphora (Storage Jar)

Origin

Greece

Date

490 BCE–480 BCE

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the black-figure technique

Dimensions

21.2 × 13.9 × 13.9 cm (8 3/8 × 5 1/4 × 5 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip D. Armour and Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1889.97

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