Attic black-figure oinochoe with Dionysos on a mule, satyrs and maenads - ROM2018_16763_10

ROM2018_16763_10

Attic black-figure oinochoe with Dionysos on a mule, satyrs and maenads

Maker: Attributed to the Hattatt Painter
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; acquired in Palermo, Sicily
Date: about 520-500 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Dimensions:
26 x 15.7 cm
Object number: 919.5.143
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThe scene on this wine jug (oinochoe) shows a bearded Dionysos holding a drinking horn and seated backwards on an ithyphallic mule. He is accompanied by two dancing maenads (with white skin) and two bearded satyrs (with black skin). One satyr plays a kithera (lyre), while the other seems to be attempting intercourse with the mule. Attributed to the Hattatt Painter (Mr Hattatt's Painter) by Kurtz.
Collection:
Greek World
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