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Amphora with Scenes of the Hermes and Dionysus
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Amphora with Scenes of the Hermes and Dionysus


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Description The vase painter known as "The Affecter" had a long career, beginning before 550 BCE and lasting into the 520s. His style is one of the most easily recognized in all of Greek vase-painting, characterized by thick figures with tiny heads and exaggerated, angular joints. Both sides of the amphora show scenes of the messenger-god Hermes leading the wine-god Dionysus towards a woman (perhaps Ariadne, wife of Dionysus) who welcomes them, in the company of satyrs.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/06/1977Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Undercover Stories in Art. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [no. 218]; 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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Period
ca. 540-530 BCE (Archaic)
Medium
terracotta; black figure
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.11
Measurements
H: 23 5/8 x Diam: 10 5/8 in. (60 x 27 cm)
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