- Museum number
Apulian red-figured pottery phiale.
Designs red on black ground, with white accessories. Columnar handles, under which are palmettes; below the designs, maeander and stars.
Exterior: (a) Comos: On the left is a youthful Satyr to right, with right hand raised, in left a small oinochoe; behind him a crater on a stand. In the centre is a couch covered with a panther's skin, on which reclines the youthful Dionysos to right, with ivy-wreath and bordered himation, playing the double flute; above him is a tympanon; below, a cantharos and phiale, and a fruit, all white. On the right is a female figure dancing to right, with hair floating behind, earrings, necklace, and bordered himation over her arms. The ground is rocky, the lines indicated by dots.
(b) Three Maenads in Bacchic orgy: On the left is a Maenad in long bordered chiton, with a branch uplifted in both hands; before her a thyrsos, round which is tied a taenia; a tympanon; and a tree, beyond which is a Maenad moving to left, looking back, with short bordered chiton, fawn-skin, and endromides, in left hand a thyrsos. She endeavours to parry the blow of a thyrsos brandished by a third Maenad, who has a long bordered chiton and fawn-skin, and a tympanon in left hand; a taenia is tied round her thyrsos. All the Maenads have streaming hair.
- Production date
- 360BC-340BC (circa)
Diameter: 38.70 centimetres
Height: 11.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Additional bibliography: Durand Coll. 164. Arch. Zeit. 1878, p. 147; O. Taplin, Pots & Plays. Interactions between tragedy and Greek vase-painting in the fourth century B.C. (Los Angeles, 2007), no. 51.
Also compare with the work of the Berkeley Painter.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Lot no. 164.
- Greek and Roman
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