Artist attributed to Swing Painter, Greek
  • Storage Jar
  • Amphora (alternate title)
Date between 540 and 520 BCE
Medium clay
Dimensions Overall: 13 7/16 × 9 1/8 inches (34.1 × 23.2 cm)
Overall (diam. of foot): 5 1/8 inches (13 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 24.127
Department Greco-Roman and Ancient European
On View Ancient Greek and Roman S201, Level 2 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in paint, underside of foot: H I [can also be read I H]
collection of the Dukes of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha [found at Capua, Italy] (Gotha, Germany);
deposited to Schloss Friedenstein (Gotha, Germany);
1924-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Valentiner, W. R. "Greek Vases," Bulletin of the DIA 6, no. 2 (1924): pp. 10-13, (fig. 3).

Beazley, J. D. Attic Black-figure Vase Painters. Oxford, 1956, p. 305, no. 16 [as "Swing Painter"].

Johnston, A. W. Trademarks on Greek Vases. Warminster (Wiltshire), 1979, p. 74, no. 12A, 1.

Böhr, E. Der Schaukelmaler, vol. 4. Kerameus, Mainz/Rhein, 1982, pp. 103, 106, pl. 147, no. U2 [identified as Circle of Swing Painter].

Carpenter, T.H., T. Mannack and M. Mendonça. Beazley Addenda: Additional References to Attic Black-figure Vase Painters. Oxford, 1989, p. 107.

Madigan, B. Corinthian and Attic Vases in the Detroit Institute of Arts. In Monumenta Graeca et Romana, vol. 12. Leiden/Boston, 2008, pp. 16-17, cat. 24, (fig. 26-27).