|Collection:||Athens, National Archaeological Museum|
|Title:||Relief-decorated tripod base|
|Findspot:||Found at Athens, Street of the Tripods (in 1853)|
|Summary:||A: Dionysos; B-C: Winged Nikai|
|Sculptor:||Under the influence of Praxiteles|
|Sculpture Type:||Tripod base|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 350 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. 1.30 m; W. 0.70 m|
Side A. Dionysos, dressed in a himation draped diagonally over a sleeved chiton (appropriate to the theatrical theme), stands in a 3/4-view to the left. He cradles a thyrsos in his bent left arm, and a kantharos in his extended, lowered left hand.
Side B. A winged Nike (?), dressed similarly to Dionysos, stands profile to the left and holds a phiale in her lowered left hand. She rests her bent left arm at her side.
Side C. Another winged Nike (?), dressed similarly, stands near profile to the right, and holds an oinochoe in her lowered right hand. She too rests her bent left arm at her side.
Form & Style: The work is a triangular prism, decorated with reliefs on three sides, that presumably served as a base for a tripod celebrating a choregic victory.
Condition Description: The upper portion is lagely missing, and the reliefs, particularly that on side C, are battered.
Material Description: Pentelic? (acc. Svoronos)