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Terracotta stamnos (jar)

Attributed to a Painter in the Group of Polygnotos
ca. 440 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
H. 15 11/16 in. (39.9 cm); diameter of mouth 9 5/16 in. (23.6 cm); diameter of foot 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
Obverse, Dionysos, the god of wine, on donkey with two satyrs (his male followers)
Reverse, two maenads (female followers of Dionysos) and young satyr
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1957. "Greek Vases from the Hearst Collection." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 15(7): pp. 166, 178.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1051, no. 6, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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