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Amphora with Running Satyrs
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Amphora with Running Satyrs

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Description Etruscan artists imitated Greek black-figure ware during the later 6th through the mid-5th centuries BCE. On this amphora (two-handled storage vessel), running satyrs gesture wildly beneath a procession of birds. The vivid animation of the figures is typical of Etruscan art, and their dance-like poses and proportions are probably inspired by the wall-paintings of contemporary Etruscan tombs.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; 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. 500-490 BCE (Late Archaic)
terracotta; black figure
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16 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. (42.5 x 26 cm)


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