Black-Figure Amphora

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Black-Figure Amphora with Scenes of Apollo Entertaining Dionysus and Hermes, and Theseus Killing the Minotaur
, 530-520 B.C.
Terracotta
2003.18a-b

A vase-shaped container with two handles and along neck, the amphora was used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to transport and store a variety of commodities, from wine and olive oil to grain and fish. This richly decorated amphora is painted in the black-figure style and features an assembly of the ancient Greek gods