Attic black-figure amphora showing Dionysos and Apollo - ROM2018_16764_3


Attic black-figure amphora showing Dionysos and Apollo

Maker: Attributed to the Dot-Band Class
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; findspot unknown
Date: about 490-480 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
22.9 x 14.5 cm
Object number: 916.3.15
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Louisa C. Janes
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionOn one side of the amphora (wine jar) a bearded Dionysos, holding a kantharos (wine cup) and surrounded by vine-sprays, stands between two women, probably Maenads, who each hold krotola (percussion instruments). On the other side Apollo playing his kithera (lyre) stands between two women, probably Muses, with krotola. This is attributed to the Dot-Band Class, a group of various painters, by Beazley. 
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