Amphora attributed to Myson: Drawing of side A, showing King Croesus on th...

Amphora attributed to Myson: Drawing of side A, showing Theseus carrying o...

Collection: Paris, Musée du Louvre
Summary: Side A: King Croesus on the funeral pyre, lit by his servant EuthymosSide B: Theseus and Antiope
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to Myson
Context: From Vulci
Date: ca. 500 BC - ca. 490 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.595 m; Diam. (mouth) 0.25 m
Primary Citation: ARV2, 238.1, 1638; Para, 349; Beazley Addenda 2, 201
Shape: Amphora
Beazley Number: 202176
Period: Late Archaic


Shape Description: Type A amphora

Inscriptions:

On side A: *K*R*O*E*S*O*S and *E*U*Q*U*M*O*S.

On side B: *Q*E*S*E*U*S, *A*N*T*O*P*E, and *P*E*R*I*Q*O*S.

Collection History: Acquired by the Louvre in 1836, from the Durand Collection (said to be found at Vulci in 1829).

Sources Used: CVA, Louvre 6, III.Ic, pls. 34.5, 35.1-6