12 June 2000
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED "PSEUDO-PANATHENAIC" AMPHORA
attributed to the group of toronto 305
circa 530 b.c.
The obverse with Dionysos and a maenad, the god clad in a chiton and himation, a wreath in his hair, holding grape vines in his left hand, the maenad in a chiton, a wreath in her hair, cradling a panther, with cocks on slender Ionic columns to the right and left, the panel framed by bands of meander on either side; the reverse with a departing warrior facing a bearded man, the warrior wearing a himation and carrying a shield, spear and a crested Corinthian helmet, the man wearing a himation and holding a staff, the warrior's dog between them facing left, his head raised towards his master, with cocks on slender Ionic columns to the right and left; rays above the foot and a lotus palmette chain above the scenes
217/8 in. (55.5 cm) high
Samuel Schweizer, Lugano
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The Group of Toronto 305 belongs in the Circle of the Antimenes Painter (Beazley, Attic Black-figure Vase-painters, p. 282-283).
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