Detail of side A, center: Dionysos, seated side-saddle on a panther, advan...

Close-up view of the figural scene on side B

View of the right side

View of side B

Detail of side A, right: a maenad, wearing a belted, sleeveless chiton, br...

Detail of side A, left: nude, bearded, white haired and balding Papposilen...

Collection: Paris, Musée du Louvre
Summary: Side A: Papposilen, Dionysos, a maenad, and a satyr boy, moving to the rightSide B: A woman, a goose, and Eros
Ware: Paestan Red Figure
Painter: Name vase of the Painter of Louvre K 240
Attributed By: A.D. Trendall
Date: ca. 370 BC - ca. 360 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.39 m; Diam. (max.) 0.40 m
Primary Citation: Trendall 1987, 1.45 no. 94, pl. 11e-f
Shape: Bell krater
Period: Late Classical

Decoration Description: On side A, four figures advance to the right: a nude Papposilen, with a white beard, holds a cista in his left hand, a thyrsos--from which dangles a female mask--over his left shoulder, and raises his hand above his head. Dionysos, half-draped, rides on the back of a panther. He wears a himation draped over his hips and legs, holds a wreath in his right hand, and in his left hand a thyrsos, also with a female mask. A maenad, shown in near profile, wearing a belted, sleeveless tunic and a wreath, plays a flute which she holds with both hands. A nude satyr boy who holds a flute in his upraised left hand, reaches his right hand to the maenad behind him. On side B two figures stand on either side of a goose: a standing woman, shown 3/4-view to the right, wears a belted peplos. She holds a phiale in her left hand, at waist level, and raises her right arm above her shoulder. Behind her is a short stele. Opposite her stands Eros, profile to the left, nude except a wreath, who holds a wreath in his lowered right hand, and a phiale in his upraised left hand.

Other Bibliography: LIMC, 3.891 (Eros) no. 485b, pl. 635.2; Schauenburg, in Moon 1983, 276, figs. 17, 38; Webster 1978, 104; Trendall 1967, 92 no. xii, pl. 14c; Trendall 1952, no. 91; Trendall 1936, no. 54, fig. 14