Nov 12, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
Nov 12, 2009

Black-Figure Neck-Amphora (Storage Vessel): Departing Warriors (A); Dionysos and Satyrs (B)

Black-Figure Neck-Amphora (Storage Vessel): Departing Warriors (A); Dionysos and Satyrs (B)

c. 520-510 BC

Ceramic

Overall: 17.3 cm (6 13/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1926.241

Location

Did you know?

A neck-amphora is a type of amphora with separately constructed neck and body.

Description

Small in scale but finely painted and well preserved, this amphora depicts two common but unrelated subjects: the departure of warriors (side A) and Dionysos and two satyrs (side B). The warriors include an archer, identified by his bow and quiver full of arrows, and a heavily armed foot-soldier, wearing helmet and greaves and holding a spear and shield emblazoned with a horse protome. The archer faces a woman, while the warrior stands between two men.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Ceramic

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