Collection: Basel, H.A. Cahn Collection
Summary: A: Kratos and BiaB: Dionysos' retinue
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: In the manner of the Meidias Painter
Context: Sicily
Date: ca. 420 BC - ca. 410 BC
Dimensions: Pres. H. 0.15 m; est. max. diam. (rim) 0.50 m
Shape: Skyphos
Period: High Classical

Decoration Description: A female figure (perhaps Oinanthe), standing profile to the right (only the top of her left hand is preserved), holds and object (perhaps a flower) in her upraised right hand; a male figure (?) standing profile to the right, holds two spears upright in his left hand (only the front of his face and spearheads are preserved); bearded Dionysos (labelled) (head, top of thyrsos, left shoulder, and upper arm are preserved), seated profile to the left in a chair, wearing a long, broad taenia with a vertical flap, holds a thyrsos upright in his right hand (?) and leans the top of his left hand on the back of his chair; Opora (labelled) (preserved above the waist), standing 3/4-view to the left, wearing a peplos, a sphendone, and black disk earrings, raises a bowl (phiale?) in her right hand, and hangs her left arm at her side.

Sources Used: LIMC, 7.56 s.v. Opora no. 2, pl. 44 (C. Weiss), 18 s.v. Oinanthe no. 2 (A. Kossatz-Deissmann); Shapiro 1993, 166-67, 255 no. 110, fig. 129; V. Slaheverova, Der Zerbrochene Krug (exhibition, Basel 1991) no. 19; LIMC, 5.347 s.v. Hermes no. 733 (G. Siebert), 858 s.v. Ixion no. 2 (C. Lochin); LIMC, 4.648 s.v. Hephaistos no. 227 (A. Hermary/A. Jacquemin), 715 s.v. Hera no. 478 (A. Kossatz-Deissmann); Burn 1987, 106 MM 17 pl. 34; LIMC, 3.114 s.v. Bia et Kratos no. 1, pl. 92 (E. Simon); Schefold 1981, 155, fig. 206; E. Simon, "Deutung der S├╝dmetopen des Parthenon," JdI 90 (1975) 112 n. 59, 119-20 figs. 2-4; E. Simon, "Kratos und Bia," W├╝rzbJb 1 (1975) 177-86, 219-22, fig.