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Pottery: red-figured bell-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water).
Designs red on black ground, with white accessories; ornate style. Above the designs, laurel-wreath; below, maeander and chequer; round the ends of the handles, egg-moulding; below the handles, palmettes.
(a) Dionysiac thiasos: In the centre, on an upper level, are Dionysos and Ariadne; seated back to back, turning to look at each other; Dionysos is beardless, with ivy-wreath and fillet, curls in front of his ears, himation under him and between his legs, with borders of palmettes and wave-pattern; rhyton in right hand, thyrsos in left. Ariadne has her hair gathered in a topknot, with curls in front of her ears, radiated ampyx, bracelets, long transparent white chiton, himation over lower limbs with radiated and wave-pattern borders, thyrsos in left hand; her flesh is painted white, with outlines in yellow. Below Dionysos is a Satyr seated on an overturned diota to left, with ivy-wreath and fillet, turning back to look at a youthful Satyr to left, with ivy-wreath and fillet, in right hand an oinochoe, in left a rhyton; a hare to right leaps up towards the first Satyr. On the left, on a level between Dionysos and the Satyrs, is a Maenad to right, as Ariadne, holding up a veil at back with right hand; behind her, on the ground, is a Satyr to right, with ivy-wreath and fillet, thyrsos in right hand and rhyton in left, and above him is seen the upper part of a Satyr, who turns to look on at the scene, the lower part of his figure being-supposed to be concealed by the rocky ground; he has ivy-wreath and fillet, rhyton in right hand and thyrsos in left. On the right, below Ariadne, is a Maenad seated to left, with curly hair gathered in a radiated opisthosphendone, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long chiton and diploidion with embattled and wave-pattern borders, thyrsos in right hand; left rests on a tympanon ornamented with wreath and wave-border. Behind her is a Maenad moving away and looking back (as the last, but with radiated border to chiton). Above, between the two last, is a Satyr seated to right looking to left, with ivy-wreath and fillet, holding up a tympanon (as before) in both hands. On the extreme right, on the same level, is the upper part of a Satyr to right, turning to look on at the scene, his legs supposed to be concealed by the rocky ground; he has ivy-wreath, fillet, and thyrsos in right hand.
(b) Komos of four ephebi moving to right, with myrtle-wreaths, and chlamydes over their shoulders; the first has a long staff in left hand and looks back at the second, who plays the double flute; the third has a torch in left hand and looks back at the fourth, extending right hand to him, at which he looks up.
- Production date
- 400BC-380BC (circa)
Diameter: 45.72 centimetres
Height: 44.45 centimetres (about)
- On display (G20a/dc8/shA)
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- Greek and Roman
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