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The woman to the left ( from the viewer's point ) of Dionysus seems to be in movement because of her raised left ankle at the back and advancing right foot.She has one hand bent and raised to the folds of the himation and the left one in a gesture towards Dionysus.The woman to the right of Dionysus is more static, her himation covers her right hand and she holds a wine pouring vessel: an oinochoi with a trefoil mouth.

The ampora has a long oblong body, a round disc shaped base, a short and thick neck and a wide disc shape rim that has a recess in its interior.

Both the exterior and interior side of the rim are in black, the neck has decoration of vertical five petal flowers, positioned antithetically from the top to the botton of the neck and interrupted in the middle by a chain motif.

The areas by the handles of the vessel have four palmettes, joined together by long circular stems and ending in a hanging crocus shaped flower.

The amphora has had many repairs on the neck, main body and the base.

Note: this article was originally published in Russian in the collection Greek Amphoras (Saratov 1992). There is some evidence that the third class, known as Corinthian Type B, was also produced at Corinth, although the Corinthian colony of Corcyra seems to have manufactured at least some jars in this series.

Two of these, termed Corinthian A and A', which are related in style, in their method of manufacture, and sometimes in fabric, have been securely attributed to Corinth.

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This amphora, probably Attic,is decorated in the black-figure technique and one of its two handles is missing.

Athena's cloak details are also incised, her face and hands are in white.

The lower part of the board box is in dark brown, the top end in white.

Because of his wreath and drinking vessel he is identified as Dionysos.