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Exterior: drawing

Cup depicting a Bacchic thiasos: drawing of the exterior (red figure) sho...

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Side B: maenads and satyr

Cup depicting a Bacchic thiasos: drawing of the exterior (red figure), si...

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Side A: maenad and satyr

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Tondo: dancing maenad

Collection: Munich, Antikensammlungen
Summary: Interior: white ground, maenadSides A-B: Dionysos with satyrs and maenads
Ware: Attic Red Figure, White Ground
Painter: Attributed to the Brygos Painter
Attributed By: A. Furtwängler
Context: From Vulci
Date: ca. 490 BC

H. 0.144 m., D. 0.285 m.

Primary Citation: ARV2, 371, 15
Shape: Kylix
Beazley Number: 203914
Region: Etruria
Period: Late Archaic

Decoration Description:

Side A: Dionysos seated on a stool covered with a leopard skin, holding a kantharos and vine branch and looking left over his shoulder. To left, a maenad holding a thyrsos and a jug, to Dionysos' right a satyr facing Dionysos, wearing high boots and playing the flute, and another Maenad playing castanets. A full wineskin is suspended between satyr and Dionysos, with a nonsense inscription.

Side B: Three maenads, two dancing in ecstasy, one warding off the advances of a satyr.

Tondo: white ground. A dancing maenad holding a thyrsos in her right hand and a leopard cub in her left. Around her head is a serpent. She wears a sleeved chiton, a himation, and a leopard skin with the paws tied around her neck. She dances violently and her hair flies as she tosses her head around. Painting in dilute brown glaze for the maenad's hair, folds of her chiton and leopard cub and skin.

Sources Used:

Arias & Hirmer 1962; Simon & Hirmer 1976, 111-12.