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Dionysus cup, painted by Exekias ~540BC it represents a scene from a surviving Homeric hymn. [1542x1725]

Dionysus cup, painted by Exekias ~540BC it represents a scene from a surviving Homeric hymn. [1542x1725]

A prize amphora for the winner of a chariot race in the Panathenaic Games, the panhellenic games hosted by Athens. The amphorae used for this were always black figure, even after the 6th century, when red figure became more prominent.

A prize amphora for the winner of a chariot race in the Panathenaic Games, the panhellenic games hosted by Athens. The amphorae used for this were always black figure, even after the 6th century, when red figure became more prominent.

Silènes & Dionysos avec son thiase - Médaillon intérieur d'un kylix attique à figures rouges du Peintre de Brygos - vers 480 avant notre ère - Cabinet des médailles de la Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Silènes & Dionysos avec son thiase - Médaillon intérieur d'un kylix attique à figures rouges du Peintre de Brygos - vers 480 avant notre ère - Cabinet des médailles de la Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Terracotta krater, Greek, Attic, Date: ca. 750–735 B.C. On this magnificent krater, the main scene occupies the widest portion of the vase and shows the deceased laid upon a bier surrounded by members of his household and, at either side, mourners. For optimal clarity, the dead man is shown on his side, and the checkered shroud that would normally cover the body has been raised and regularized into a long rectangle with two projections.

Terracotta krater, Greek, Attic, Date: ca. 750–735 B.C. On this magnificent krater, the main scene occupies the widest portion of the vase and shows the deceased laid upon a bier surrounded by members of his household and, at either side, mourners. For optimal clarity, the dead man is shown on his side, and the checkered shroud that would normally cover the body has been raised and regularized into a long rectangle with two projections.

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