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Pottery: red-figured stamnos.
(a) Dionysos brandishing a slain fawn. He is bearded, with long hair flying back in single wavy tresses, wreathed with ivy, and wears a full long sleeved woollen chiton, reaching just below the knees and tied at the waist, high laced boots with triple flaps turned over, and a panther's skin knotted by the forepaws around his neck (by an error of drawing the studs of the chiton are made to show through the panther's skin on the right shoulder). He dances to left on his toes, with right leg advanced, body drawn back, and head bent forward, swinging aloft in each hand the half of a fawn - which he has torn in two - by the fore and hind leg.
(b) Bearded satyr playing flutes. He is bald over the forehead and has a fringe of short wavy locks and a wreath of ivy; he stands to right. Above the flutes are inscribed three letters, NON, probably intended to indicate the musical sounds.
Drawing fine and spirited. The legs of the figures are disproportionately long. Purple is used for the stem and berries of the ivy-wreath of Dionysos and the entire wreath of the satyr: also for the notes of music and the girdle. Brown for the upper folds of the chiton, the shading of the pardalis, of the ends of hair, and boot-flaps, and the inner markings of anatomy; the vertical line of the hair on the abdomen is shaded in brown, as in the Hieron vases; the beard of Dionysos is long and wedge-shaped, with a brown fringe. The eye is of the archaic type; that of Dionysos has the dotted pupil. Below each side, a strip of alternate maeanders and red cross squares. Above, at the insertion of the neck, a band of tongue. Around the lip, two bands of egg pattern, back to back, separated by a moulding; beside each handle, a small palmette.
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Height: 33.02 centimetres
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- BM Cat. Vases
For side a, cf. the similar dress in Daremberg and Saglio, s.v. Bacchus, fig. 712, and Mon. dell’ Inst. xi, pl. 50; for the type, cf. BM Vase Ε362.
For the musical notes, cf. Hartwig, Meistersch. p. 255, note 2; and BM Vase Ε71.
For a similar figure to that in side b cf. the interior of the Hieron cup, Wiener Vorlegebl. A, pl. 4.
- On display (G20a/dc7)
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- According to Register, lid mentioned in the sale catalogue.
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