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Creator Name: The Methyse Painter
Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Greek
Creator Role: painter
Creator Active Place: Attica
Creator Name-CRT: attributed to The Methyse Painter
Title: Red-figure volute krater
Creation Start Date: -46
Creation End Date: -45
Creation Date: 460 B.C. - 450 B.C.
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: pottery
Materials and Techniques: slip-glazed earthenware
Dimensions: H.23-1/2 x Dia.13-3/4 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 83.80
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Dayton
The Methyse Painter was one of the earliest red-figure painters of the classical period. The scenes on this votute krater, a vessel for mixing wine with water, illustrate the transition from the robust, animated figures of the late Archaic style to the quiet, inactive subjects of the classical style.
On the front is a lively procession, with the wine god Dionysus amid his entourage of cavorting satyrs and maenads, or female devotees. Of particular interest is the child-satyr who, in an apparently unique representation, rides on the shoulders of one of the maenads. The Dionysiac theme is continued on the reverse, where two satyrs accost a maenad.
AMICA ID: MIA_.83.80
Component Measured: overall
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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