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Silens making wine | Greek vase, Athenian black figure amphora

K27.5 SEILENOI MAKING WINE

Museum Collection: Martin von Wagner Museum, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
Catalogue Number: Würzburg L 265
Beazley Archive Number: 310451
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Amphora
Painter: Attributed to the Amasis Painter
Date: ca 530 - 520 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Side A: A group of Seilenoi (or Lenai) are depicted in the process of producing wine: one picks the grapes from the vine, another casts them into a vat, a third treads them down to juice, another plays the flute to accompany the dance of the treader, and the last pours the juice into a pithos jar ready for fermentation. The Seilenoi are shown as fat, old men with oversized, erect members. They have pug noses and the ears and tails of an ass.
Side B: Dionysos and Seilenoi (not shown)

NOTEThis image is montage of several photos of the vase.

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