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Representing Herakles with kantharos, Dionysos, and a satyr treading grapes

Attributed to the Eucharides Painter, ca. 500-490 BCE.

Used as a funerary urn. Found on Samothrace.

 

www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/record/C2C2DF60-4488-4F09-85FC-16D5E344FE07 (?)

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Representing Herakles with kantharos, Dionysos, and a satyr treading grapes

Attributed to the Eucharides Painter, ca. 500-490 BCE.

Used as a funerary urn. Found on Samothrace.

 

www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/record/C2C2DF60-4488-4F09-85FC-16D5E344FE07 (?)

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Representing Herakles with kantharos, Dionysos, and a satyr treading grapes

Attributed to the Eucharides Painter, ca. 500-490 BCE.

Used as a funerary urn. Found on Samothrace.

 

www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/record/C2C2DF60-4488-4F09-85FC-16D5E344FE07 (?)

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Ca. 500 BCE.

Found on Samothrace.

 

www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/record/F0D012DD-8A45-42BE-A5B8-3B88B5EA7C82

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Samothrace, Archaeological Museum, inv. 57.565

Ca. 500 BCE.

Found on Samothrace.

 

www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/record/F0D012DD-8A45-42BE-A5B8-3B88B5EA7C82

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Samothrace, Archaeological Museum, inv. 57.565

Hellenistic period, 3rd-1st c. BCE.

Found on Samothrace.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Hellenistic period, 3rd-1st c. BCE.

Found on Samothrace.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Hellenistic period; 285-281 BCE.

From the Propylon of Ptolemy II in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Hellenistic period; 285-281 BCE.

From the Propylon of Ptolemy II in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Hellenistic period; 285-281 BCE.

From the Propylon of Ptolemy II in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Late Hellenistic/Roman period. ca. 25 BCE.

From a tomb in the South Necropolis, Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Late Hellenistic/Roman period. ca. 25 BCE.

From a tomb in the South Necropolis, Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Early Classical period. 470-460 BCE. Signed ΕΡΑΣΙΝΟΣ ΕΠΟΙΕΝ - Erasinos made (it).

Found in fills in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

Excavations of 1939 and 1948.

 

See Dusenbery, Elsbeth B. "Two Attic Red-Fingured Kraters in Samothrace." Hesperia: The Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens 47, no. 3 (1978): 211-43. www.jstor.org/stable/147794.

www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/record/29B346C9-F32B-4DE7-A046-1A577884E57E

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Early Classical period. 470-460 BCE. Signed ΕΡΑΣΙΝΟΣ ΕΠΟΙΕΝ - Erasinos made (it).

Found in fills in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

Excavations of 1939 and 1948.

 

See Dusenbery, Elsbeth B. "Two Attic Red-Fingured Kraters in Samothrace." Hesperia: The Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens 47, no. 3 (1978): 211-43. www.jstor.org/stable/147794.

www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/record/29B346C9-F32B-4DE7-A046-1A577884E57E

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Hellenistic period. ca. 275-250 BCE.

Tomb S130, South Necropolis, Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

  

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Hellenistic period. ca. 275-250 BCE.

Tomb S130, South Necropolis, Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Hellenistic period. ca. 275-250 BCE.

Tomb S130, South Necropolis, Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Hellenistic period. ca. 275-250 BCE.

Tomb S130, South Necropolis, Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Hellenistic period. ca. 275-250 BCE.

Tomb S130, South Necropolis, Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

340-330 BCE.

From the frieze of the Hall of Choral Dancers in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

340-330 BCE.

From the frieze of the Hall of Choral Dancers in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Persian production. 4th c. BCE.

Found in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Produced in the Troad.

1st half of the 7th c. BCE: among the earliest evidence of cult activity at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

From a sacrifical area discovered beneath the floor in the Hall of Choral Dancers.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Produced in the Troad.

1st half of the 7th c. BCE: among the earliest evidence of cult activity at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

From a sacrifical area discovered beneath the floor in the Hall of Choral Dancers.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Produced in the Troad.

1st half of the 7th c. BCE: among the earliest evidence of cult activity at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

From a sacrifical area discovered beneath the floor in the Hall of Choral Dancers.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

1st half of the 7th c. BCE: among the earliest evidence of cult activity at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

From a sacrifical area discovered beneath the floor in the Hall of Choral Dancers.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Above, local handmade cups.

Below, wheelmade kantharoi from the Troad

1st half of the 7th c. BCE: the earliest evidence of cult activity at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

From a sacrifical area discovered beneath the floor in the Hall of Choral Dancers.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Suggested to be a medium of exchange.

Iron Age, 8th c. BCE

Found at the site of Brychos/Vrychos on Samothrace (Pleiades).

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Ceramic.

Early Iron Age, 11th c. BCE

Found at the site of Brychos/Vrychos on Samothrace (Pleiades).

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Iron Age, 8th c. BCE

Found at the site of Brychos/Vrychos on Samothrace (Pleiades).

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Early Iron Age, 11th-8th c. BCE

Found at the site of Brychos/Vrychos on Samothrace (Pleiades).

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Imitating a Minoan type. 18th c. BCE

Found at the tell site of Mikro Vouni on Samothrace (Pleiades).

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

The two nodules to the left, and the roundel on the right, perhaps from Knossos on Crete.

18th c. BCE

Found at the tell site of Mikro Vouni on Samothrace (Pleiades).

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

L: Early Bronze Age stamp seal, 3rd millennium BCE

R: Middle Bronze Age stamp seal, 17th c. BCE, imitating Minoan hieroglyphic seals.

Found at the tell site of Mikro Vouni on Samothrace (Pleiades).

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Early Classical period. 470-460 BCE. Signed ΕΡΑΣΙΝΟΣ ΕΠΟΙΕΝ - Erasinos made (it).

Found in fills in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

Excavations of 1939 and 1948.

 

See Dusenbery, Elsbeth B. "Two Attic Red-Fingured Kraters in Samothrace." Hesperia: The Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens 47, no. 3 (1978): 211-43. www.jstor.org/stable/147794.

www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/record/29B346C9-F32B-4DE7-A046-1A577884E57E

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

Early Classical period. 470-460 BCE. Signed ΕΡΑΣΙΝΟΣ ΕΠΟΙΕΝ - Erasinos made (it).

Found in fills in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

Excavations of 1939 and 1948.

 

See Dusenbery, Elsbeth B. "Two Attic Red-Fingured Kraters in Samothrace." Hesperia: The Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens 47, no. 3 (1978): 211-43. www.jstor.org/stable/147794.

www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/record/29B346C9-F32B-4DE7-A046-1A577884E57E

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

The relief represents a round building similar to the Rotunda of Arsinoe II, with a doorway flanked by torches entwined with snakes.

1st c. BCE

From the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

288-270 BCE

Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

17th c. BCE

Found at the tell site of Mikro Vouni on Samothrace (Pleiades).

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"

The two to the left perhaps from Knossos on Crete.

18th c. BCE

Found at the tell site of Mikro Vouni on Samothrace (Pleiades).

 

On display at the special exhibit "Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods" at the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 30-September 30, 2015 (extended to January 10, 2016).

"Σαμοθράκη. Τα μυστήρια των Μεγάλων Θεών"