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Black-Figure Amphora
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Black-Figure Amphora

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Description The Lysippides Painter is renowned for his work with another vase-painter, the Andokides Painter. They produced remarkable "bilingual" vases on which the Lysippides Painter painted one side in the black-figure technique, and the Andokides Painter painted the same image in the newly developed red-figure technique on the other side. On this vase, however, we have an example of the Lysippides Painter's early work in black-figure. On the front, Hermes escorts a woman towards the wine-god, Dionysus, whose satyr and maenad companions stand behind. On the back is a typical "departure scene," in which an armed warrior mounts his chariot as companions see him off.
Date Description Narrative
2/15/1966Treatmentloss compensation; other
6/04/1979Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome, no. 219; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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ca. 530 BC (Archaic)
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at handles: 21 5/8 x 13 in. (55 x 33 cm); at top: 9 1/16 in. (23 cm) (diam.)


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