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."
|Examination||cleaned; examined for loan; stabilized|
- 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; Mme. Mancel, Paris?, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, 1926, by purchase [Brummer inv. no. P3099]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1926, 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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