Red-Figure Stamnos with Poseidon Battling the Giant Polybotes

Red-Figure Stamnos with Poseidon Battling the Giant Polybotes

Artist: attributed to the Troilos Painter (Greek, active ca. 520-480 BC)

Date: ca. 490-475 BC
Medium: terracotta
Dimensions:
height: 14 in. (35.6 cm), circum: 22 5/16 in. (56.7 cm), rim: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Classification: ANCIENT
Credit Line: Museum purchase, Karl E. Weston Memorial Fund
Object number: 64.9
Descriptionobverse: Poseidon attacks the giant Polybotes with trident and rock
reverse: Three youths return from a symposium and dancing
Inscribed: inscribed on side: probably not a real inscription at all, but rather a nonsense graffito (which were not uncommon on Greek vases and other decorated objects). It may have been inscribed on the vase at a period later than the purported date of the Troilos painter, since some of the letter forms used don't appear in Attic inscriptions that early.
Terms
  • drapery
  • lion
  • sword
  • shield
  • amphora
  • trident
  • Poseidon
  • spear
  • giant
  • polybotes
  • nude figure
  • key pattern
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