Attic red-figure column krater showing Dionysus and his entourage - ROM2004_1017_3


Attic red-figure column krater showing Dionysus and his entourage

Maker: Attributed to the Agrigento Painter
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted.
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; found in Tarquinia (Corneto), Italy
Date: about 460 BC
Period: Classical Greek period
46.2 x 44.4 x 38 cm
Object number: 919.5.36
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece

This Athenian column krater (a wine mixing-bowl) is decorated in red-figure technique showing a bearded Dionysos, god of wine, wearing an ivy wreath and holding a kantharos (cup) and thyrsos (his staff). He is flanked by his followers. On his right is a female maenad wearing an animal skin, carrying a thyrsos (staff) and holding a small leopard by the tail, and on his left is a boy-satyr wearing a cloak, holding a wine-skin and playing the double pipes (auloi). On the other side of the vase a female maenad holding a thyrsos stands between two bearded dancing satyrs. The satyr on her left holds a rhyton (drinking horn). 

Beazley attributed this vase to the Agrigento Painter.

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