- Museum number
Pottery: red-figured bell-krater.
Designs red on black ground, with white accessories; partly repainted. 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 is Dionysos moving to right, beardless, with ivy-wreath, chlamys over shoulders, thyrsos in left hand, and cantharos held up in right. Before him a Maenad rushes to right looking back, with hair in a knot at back, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long chiton and embroidered diploidion, sandals, flesh painted white, right hand raised, torch in left. Beyond her on a higher level is an ithyphallic Satyr to right, dancing and looking back, with right hand extended; below him, a plinth. On the left is an ithyphallic Satyr to right, with hands raised as if addressing a Maenad who rushes to right, looking to left; she is attired as the other (no bracelets, on left arm a panther's skin), and carries a thyrsos, with the butt end of which she strikes at the Satyr. Below her is a Satyr on a smaller scale advancing to right and playing the double flute; behind him, a rhyton.
(b) Nike standing to right between two ephebi; she has her hair gathered in a knot, long girt chiton leaving right shoulder bare, and hands extended to clasp right hand of the one facing her. The ephebi have himatia over their left shoulders; the one on the left has his right arm behind his head.
- Production date
Diameter: 39.37 centimetres
Height: 38.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Knapp, Nike in d. Vasenmalerei, p. 63.
- On display (G20a/dc8)
- Acquisition notes
- Found unregistered. Acquired before 1851.
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number