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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Greek
Creator Name-CRT: Greek
Title: Plaque with two women
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -65
Creation End Date: -60
Creation Date: ca. 650-600 B.C.
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Miscellaneous-Bone, Ivory
Materials and Techniques: ivory
Dimensions: H. 5 3/8 in. (13.64 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 17.190.73
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
This plaque illustrates a mythological subject related to the advent of the god Dionysos in Greece. Because the two daughters of King Proitos of Argos refused to recognize Dionysos' divinity, they were driven mad and committed violent and unseemly acts until they were healed by the seer Melampos. Here, in their madness, they have unpinned their clothes and stand partially naked.
AMICA ID: MMA_.17.190.73
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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