Small Attic Black-Figured Amphora - LA.551
Origin: Italy
Circa: 5 th Century BC
Dimensions: 6.125" (15.6cm) high
Collection: Classical Antiquities


With spreading foot, echinus mouth, and concave handles, one side painted with a maenad dancing before a standing figure of bearded Dionysos(?) wearing a chiton and himation, dotted vines in the field, the other side decorated with a maenad seated on a folding stool brandishing an inidentifiable object, and wearing a chiton, himation, and sakkos, a bearded saytr gesturing before her, rays above the foot, tongues below the neck, two bands of ivy vine on each side of the neck, linked lotus bud and four palmettes in each handle zone, the details in added red and white. Provenance: Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, February 15th, 1962, no. 107 (part) An old handwritten label under the base reads, "From the Tomb at Cumae, Italy - Opened [in] 1885 in exca[va]tions - Brought by me from [...] in the [...] of that year - Etruscan" - (LA.551)



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