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Amphora, black-figure technique: GR.8.1917

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Amphora, black-figure technique




(A) Aeneas, armed with shield and helmet, carrying Anchises on his back, flanked by two female figures and followed by an 'Oriental' archer, perhaps intended as a Trojan. (B) Dionysos, carrying a kantharos and vine branch, flanked by two maenads and followed by a satyr; more vine branches in the field.

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Height: 0.416 m
Width: 0.262 m

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Place(s) associated

  • Athens

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917) by Beit, Otto


-0510 BCE - -0500 BCE

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