Attic black-figure amphora showing Athena with Herakles; Dionysos and companions - ROM2018_16763_1

ROM2018_16763_1

Attic black-figure amphora showing Athena with Herakles; Dionysos and companions

Maker: Attributed to the Manner of the Lysippides Painter
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; found in Italy, probably in Tarquinia, Etruria
Date: about 525 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Dimensions:
44 x 29 cm
Object number: 919.5.141
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionOn one side of the amphora (wine jar) a bearded Dionysos holds a wine cup (kantharos) towards a woman wearing an ivy wreath, perhaps Ariadne or a Maenad. Behind Dionysos stands Hermes and a satyr. They are surrounded by sprays of vine with grapes hanging down. On the other side, armed Athena stands facing Herakles who holds his club but has no lion skin. Behind her stands Hermes holding his caduceus (staff). A veiled woman (goddess) stands behind Hermes, and behind Herkles stands Poseidon holding his trident. On the base of the amphora is a graffito and dipinto trademark. Beazley associated this vase with the Lysippides Painter.
Collection:
Greek World
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