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Amphora with Bacchic Scenes
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Amphora with Bacchic Scenes


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This amphora has lost one of its handles. The scenes on the amphora include Bacchus and his consort, Ariadne, with their followers among temples, hills, and trees. A later inscription appears on the neck, where a missing handle was originally attached. The inscription reads, A V.S.D./MER (votum solvit deo mercurio), "dedication to Mercury."
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Examinationcleaned; examined for loan; stabilized
Exhibitions
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. 2014-2015.
Provenance Found at Entrains, near Dijon, 1921; Joseph Brummer, New York; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] On neck: A V.S.D./MER; [Translation] On neck: dedication to Mercury
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
2nd-3rd century
Medium
silver, traces of gilt
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.708
Measurements
H: 6 1/4 x W: 4 5/16 x Diam: 3 11/16 in. (15.9 x 10.9 x 9.3 cm)
Geography
  • France, Entrains-Sur-Nohain (Place of Discovery)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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