London, South Kensington
20 October 1999
AN ATTIC-STYLE RED-FIGURE STAMNOS AND LID
MODERN COPY AFTER AN ORIGINAL BY THE DINOS PAINTER OF CIRCA 425-415 B.C.
Knobbed lid: decorated with black glazed rays, dots and stars
Side A: a scene of Dionysiac revelry, with a central image of Dionysos in the form of a dressed post adorned with foliage and a wreath, surrounded by four meanads wearing ivy leaf fillets, flowing drapery and animal skins, two dancing with thyrsos and torches, another accompanying them on a tympanon and the fourth making a wine offering on an altar
Side B: four maenads in procession, one playing the double flutes, two holding a torch and thyrsoi, another playing the tympanon
Palmettes under the handles, lid, neck and foot repaired
21 in. (53.3 cm.) high overall
Formerly in the Paul and Olga Hirsch collection.
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Cf. M. Robertson, The Art of Vase-painting in Classical Athens, Cambridge, 1992, pp. 242-243, figs. 246-247 for the original stamnos by the Dinos Painter now in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, inv. no. 81674.
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