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Pottery: red-figured bell-krater,
Designs red on black ground; white accessories on reverse, but not on obverse. Above the designs, laurel-wreath; below, maeander and chequer; round the ends of the handles, egg-moulding; below, palmettes.
(a) Dionysiac thiasos: Dionysos is seated to left on a rock on a higher level of the ground; he is beardless, with long curls, ivy-wreath and fillet with ends hanging down; on the rock under him a panther's skin and chlamys, in right hand a thyrsos. He looks back at a Maenad, who dances to left; she wears a radiated ampyx, earrings, shoes, and long girt chiton with borders of wave-pattern and bars; her right hand is raised to her mouth, and her left holds a thyrsos and rests on a tympanon; below her a vine, from which hangs a bunch of grapes, and over her head another with two bunches. Behind her is a Satyr moving rapidly to left, looking to right, with ivy-wreath, thyrsos in left hand, and right hand pointing to Dionysos, looking back at a Maenad (as the last, with wreath); she runs forward, placing right hand on his shoulder. On the left is a Satyr with ivy-wreath stooping to right, with hands extended to catch a panther which fawns on the first Maenad. On a higher level is a Maenad seated to left, looking to right (as the others, but no thyrsos), holding up a tympanon in right hand.
(b) Three ephebi conversing, with fillets, wrapped in himatia; the centre one stands to right and holds out left hand to the one facing him, who has a staff; between them hangs a ball, and above, two uncertain objects, perhaps pyxides.
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Diameter: 41.60 centimetres (lip)
Height: 39 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
D'Hancarville, iv. pl. 130.
- On display (G20a/dc7)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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