Black-figure plate with Athena between Dionysus and Poseidon - ROM2018_16819_31


Black-figure plate with Athena between Dionysus and Poseidon

Maker: Attributed to the Atelier de Toronto 283
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Perhaps made in Boeotia or Attica, Greece; acquired in Athens
Date: about 520-510 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
2.8 x 24.2 cm
Object number: 928.4.6
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This plate shows Athena, wearing her helmet and carrying her spear, standing between a seated Posedion on her right (carrying his trident), and a seated Dionusos on her left (wearing a wreatha nd carrying a drinking horn).

The clay is not standard for Athenian black-figure ware, suggesting that this may have been made in Boeotia, or the Attic countryside. Callipolitis-Feytmans attributes this to the Atelier de Toronto 283, but the other vases she thinks are by the same painter are made in standard Athenian clay. 

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