8 June 2004
AN ETRUSCAN RED-FIGURED STAMNOS
ATTRIBUTED TO THE HESIONE PAINTER, CIRCA 320 B.C.
One side with a large bust of Fufluns (Dionysos) in profile to the left, the bearded god with a fillet in his hair, a garment over his shoulders, holding a filleted thyrsos before him; the other side with a bust of a maenad in profile to the left, wearing a fillet in her hair, disk earrings with drop pendants, a beaded necklace and a mantle pulled up over the back of her head, the mantle with a stripe and battlements along the edge, holding a filleted thyrsos before her; with a large band of rosettes on the neck, vertical lines on the rim, palmette complexes framing the handles, some details in added white
12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm.) high
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1980.
with Old World Galleries, New York.
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For similar large heads and treatment of details by the Hesione Painter see the column-krater from Monteriggioni, now in Berlin, pl. XXIX,6 in Beazley, Etruscan Vase-Painting.
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