12 June 2000
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED CALYX-KRATER
attributed to the phiale painter
circa 440-435 b.c.
The obverse with Dionysos and his entourage dispersed within a landscape setting, the god above right clad in a chiton and himation, a wreath in his hair, a thyrsos in his right hand, his head angled down towards a maenad at the bottom right wearing a peplos, a kantharos held straight up above her head in her left hand, an oinochoe in her lowered right, to the left a satyr reaches up with both hands towards a maenad, a thyrsos in her right hand, an animal skin draped over her left, and a second satyr sitting at the bottom left, his hands on his raised left knee; the reverse with a satyr pursuing a maenad to the left, the maenad holding a torch out in front, her head turned back toward her pursuer; both scenes with a band of meander below and a band of egg above
96 in. (22.99 cm) high
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Oakley, The Phiale Painter, no. 57bis, p. 96.
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