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Pottery: red-figured pelike.
(a) Bearded satyr arming, and Maenad. The satyr, on left, wearing a helmet with raised cheek-pieces, lifts his left leg, putting on it a greave; the other greave stands upright on the ground below. The Maenad stands ready with the other arms of the satyr, a thyrsos held upright in her right hand, and a pardalis (for his shield) hanging from her left forearm. She wears a sleeved chiton, a saccos, and earrings. The thyrsos has four shoots of ivy, three on the head and one on the stem. The phallos of the satyr is recurved.
(b) Dionysos and a Maenad. Dionysos, on the left, stands pouring a libation from a cantharos in his right hand; in his left he holds a forked branch of ivy. He is bearded, with long hair looped up and wreathed with ivy; wears sleeved chiton and himation. The Maenad stands with a thyrsos, as in a; wears sleeved chiton and himation covering the left arm, and earrings; her hair is looped up with a fillet.
Strong style. Purple leaves of ivy, and wine. Brown inner markings and upper folds of chiton in b. Eye in archaic type. Below and above, sets of two opposed maeanders separated by red cross squares. On the lower insertion of each handle, a double palmette.
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Height: 27.94 centimetres
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Cabinet Pourtalès, pl. ix, p. 93 (a); Müller-Wieseler, Denkm. d. alt. Kunst. ii, pl. 42, no. 516; Raoul-Rochette, Men. Ined. p. 85; Jahn in Philologus, xxvii (1868), pl. iv, 4, p. 23; Mayer, Gig. u. Titan, p. 323, no. v.
Hartwig, Meistersch. p. 403, note 1, has collected twenty-five instances of the recurrence in vases of the motif of putting on a greave, but omits this vase.
These compositions are adapted from the ordinary type of warriors arming (a) and warriors departing (b).
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