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

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

c. 530-520 BC

attributed to The Bateman Group

manner of Lysippides Painter

(Greek, Attic, active c. 530-515 BC)

Ceramic

Overall: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)

The A. W. Ellenberger, Sr., Endowment Fund 1927.433

Location

Fun Fact

This vase was already old-fashioned when first made; its shape was preferred by earlier generations of vase painters.

Description

Formerly owned by John Bateman, Esq., this amphora provided a name for the Bateman Group, five amphorae likely decorated by a single painter. On either side, a reserved panel holds a carefully composed scene: four striding soldiers above a fallen warrior; and four dancing satyrs around the wine god Dionysos. Similar scenes appear on other Bateman Group vases, as well as in the much larger body of work attributed to the more well-known Lysippides Painter.

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

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