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Amphora (Storage Jar)

A work made of terracotta, black-figure.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of terracotta, black-figure.


490-480 BCE


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.


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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium


Michigan Painter


Amphora (Storage Jar)


Greece (Object made in)

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490 BCE–480 BCE


terracotta, black-figure


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

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