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Pottery: red-figured kylix, with low foot.
Interior: A rosette stamped in the black glaze.
Exterior: (a) On right a satyr reclining on a rock, on which are strewn ivy tendrils, and leaning back against a diota which is wreathed with ivy; his left leg is bent under him; on his left arm is his thyrsos; in his right he holds out a cantharos towards a Nymph, who approaches from left, her head thrown back, playing on a chelys; she has long hair and wears a sleeved chiton with apoptygma, and a himation on her left arm; behind her stands a tree with forked branches, but no leaves.
(b) A Maenad (Doric chiton with apoptygma, himation knotted round waist,
hair looped up with fillet) runs away to right, looking back and brandishing her thyrsos at a satyr, who, with body bent and elbows at sides, dances after her.
Minute style. The lip is ‘off-set’, and the under side of the foot is elaborately moulded in concentric circles, partly coloured black, partly a deep red. Light brown for inner markings and for the surface shading of the hill in a. Eye of developed profile type. Beneath each handle, a palmette, from which branches on either side a tendril with flower.
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Diameter: 20.95 centimetres
Height: 6.35 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
The head of the satyr is exaggerated out of proportion, and probably intended to suggest the mask of Satyric comedy.
- On display (G20a/dc3)
- Slightly broken, but generally in good condition.
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- Greek and Roman
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