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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.

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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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