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Metamorphosis of the Tyrrhenian pirates into dolphins | Etruscan vase, black figure hydria

K12.15 THE TYRRHENIAN PIRATES

Museum Collection: Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, USA
Catalogue Number: Toledo 1982.134
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Etruscan Black Figure
Shape: Hydria
Painter: Attributed to the Micali Painter
Date: ca 510 - 500 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

The Tyrrhenian pirates leap into the sea, transformed by the god Dionysos into dolphins. The men are shown in the process of transformation with combined man and dolphin parts.

ARTICLESThis image is a montage of several photos of the vase.

ARTICLESDionysos

 
 
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