|Collection:||Paris, Musée du Louvre|
|Summary:||Side A (above): Busts of Hermes, a woman, Pan, and a young satyr
|Ware:||Paestan Red Figure|
|Painter:||Attributed to Python|
|Attributed By:||A.D. Trendall|
|Context:||From S. Agata dei Goti|
|Date:||ca. 360 BC - ca. 340 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. 0.57 m; Diam. (max.) 0.51 m|
Side A: Kadmos, nude except his pilos (helmet) and chlamys (cape), lunges 3/4-view to the right at a coiled snake (dragon), who rises from a spring (amid rocks). Kadmos holds an amphora (which he hopes to fill with water) in his lowered left hand, and a rock in his raised right arm, with which he threatens the snake. Behind him stands a woman, probably Harmonia, wearing a himation draped around her hips, over a sleevless chiton, holding a phiale in her right hand, at waist level. Opposite her, behind the snake, stands a similarly dressed woman, probably Ismene (the personification of the spring), who holds her drapery over her right shoulder with her right hand, and holds a sprig in her lowered left hand. Above them are busts of Hermes, holding a caduceus, and wearing a wreath, petasos (floppy hat), and chlamys; a woman looking at a mirror, Pan, and a young satyr holding a thyrsos and a wreath.
Side B: A youth, wearing a himation around his waist and lower body, and a wreath, stands 3/4-view to the right, and rests his weight on his left leg, and a staff under his left hand. A woman, wrapped in a himation, draped across her torso diagonally, and a kekryphylon, stands in a similar posture. She holds her right hand across her chest and holds an egg, in her left hand, at waist level, which she offers to a nude, beardless satyr (?) opposite her. This satyr stands profile to the left, with his weight on his right leg. He wears a wreath and some garlands around his body. He holds a fillet in his lowered left hand, and raises his right hand toward the woman.