Black figured amphora Dionysus holding a Kantharus, with his wife Ariadne in presence of Satyr 26cm
Black figured amphora illustrates Dionysus holding a Kantharus, with his wife Ariadne in presence of Satyr. The Rear side illustrates Dionysus.
Copy classical period 560-530 BC.
Amphora: is a type of container of a characteristic shape and size, descending from at least as early as the Neolithic Period. Amphorae were used in vast numbers for the transport and storage of various products, both liquid and dry, but mostly for wine. They are most often ceramic, but examples in metals and other materials have been found. Versions of the amphorae were one of many shapes used in Ancient Greek vase painting.
Kantharus: a cup used to hold wine, possibly for drinking or for ritual use or offerings.
Satyr: is a male nature spirit with ears and a tail resembling those of a horse, as well as a permanent, exaggerated erection. Early artistic representations sometimes include horse-like legs, but, by the sixth century BC, they were more often represented with human legs.
Width :12 cm
Height :26 cm
Length :12 cm