London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE KYLIX
EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Sides A and B: procession of Dionysiac revellers around a central figure of Dionysos with an attendant maenad, flanked on either side by another maenad riding a mule, the procession led by a satyr, vine branches in the field, a vine leaf under each handle, details incised and in added white
Interior: black glazed with a crouching satyr holding a cornucopia within a central tondo
Black glazed foot and handles, repaired
7¾ in. (19.8 cm.) diam. excl. handles; 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high
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Céramiques antiques de Grèce et d'Italie dans le patrimoine liégeois, exhibition catalogue, Liège, 1987, p. 32, no. 10.
See illustration on page 237.
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