Yale 1913.170RED-FIGURE PLATE
Lent by the Yale University Art Gallery; gift of Rebecca Darlington Stoddard (1913.170)
Height: 15/16 in. (2.4 cm.); Diameter: 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.)
Broken and repaired; missing pieces restored and painted. The edge of the ring base is pierced with two holes set close together at 12 o'clock for suspension. From Chiusi.
Dionysos and a satyr. Dionysos, holding ivy spray in one hand and kantharos in the other, stands on the left. A dancing satyr (missing right leg except for the toe, lower right arm, and lower part of torso) is before him. His hand is to his forehead as if he is peering into the distance (aposkopeion). Both stand on a thin reserved line. Red: leaves of the ivy branch.
Attributed to Paseas [Beazley] ca. 520 - 510 B. C. The somewhat irregular contour lines of the figures on both plates are indicative of an early stage in the development of red-figure; later the lines are wider and more even. The plate is an archaic form and, as in this example, was decorated sparsely by several artists, mainly followers of the Andokides Painter such as Oltos and Psiax (H.R.W. Smith 1929, 59). Two plates in Boston can be compared (Boston 03.785 and Boston 01.8025; ARV2, 163).