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Stamnos (mixing vessel) with Cover: Dionysos, Maenads, and Satyr

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Red-figure stamnos with lid. Side A: a thiasos. A bearded Dionysos processes to the right, wearing a long chiton, himation, and ivy wreath. In his lowered right hand is a kantharos and in his left is a vertical thyrsos. The god turns back, looking at the maenad behind him. Wearing a peplos, she holds a lighted torch in her left hand and an oinochoe in her right. To the right of Dionysos is a satyr followed by a second maenad, both wearing wreaths. Nude and beardless, the satyr plays the double-pipes. The maenad wears a flowing peplos and her hair is loose around her shoulders. She looks back towards the procession and a kithara hangs from her wrist. Side B: satyr and maenads. Nude and bearded, a satyr runs to the right, chasing a maenad. Below the satyr is a drinking horn. The maenad, wearing a belted peplos, flees to the right holding a horizontal thrysos in her right hand. At the far left, a second maenad flees the scene. She wears an unbelted peplos and carries a thyrsos. Both maenads wear a fillet and wreath, rendered in added white. Figures stand on a groundline consisting of maeanders and cross-squares. Added white is used throughout for details including the satyr's musculature, wreaths, and the tips of the thyrsoi. A pair of stacked palmettes with tendrils appear below each handle, which are also topped with an additional palmette.
Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art & Numismatics Sig. Pascale (by 1897) sale; to Joseph Clark Hoppin Pomfret CT (1897-1925) 1897 bequest; to the Fogg Art Museum 1925. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum Bequest of Joseph C. Hoppin
Title: Stamnos (mixing vessel) with Cover: Dionysos, Maenads, and Satyr
Description:
Red-figure stamnos with lid.
Side A: a thiasos.
A bearded Dionysos processes to the right, wearing a long chiton, himation, and ivy wreath.
In his lowered right hand is a kantharos and in his left is a vertical thyrsos.
The god turns back, looking at the maenad behind him.
Wearing a peplos, she holds a lighted torch in her left hand and an oinochoe in her right.
To the right of Dionysos is a satyr followed by a second maenad, both wearing wreaths.
Nude and beardless, the satyr plays the double-pipes.
The maenad wears a flowing peplos and her hair is loose around her shoulders.
She looks back towards the procession and a kithara hangs from her wrist.
Side B: satyr and maenads.
Nude and bearded, a satyr runs to the right, chasing a maenad.
Below the satyr is a drinking horn.
The maenad, wearing a belted peplos, flees to the right holding a horizontal thrysos in her right hand.
At the far left, a second maenad flees the scene.
She wears an unbelted peplos and carries a thyrsos.
Both maenads wear a fillet and wreath, rendered in added white.
Figures stand on a groundline consisting of maeanders and cross-squares.
Added white is used throughout for details including the satyr's musculature, wreaths, and the tips of the thyrsoi.
A pair of stacked palmettes with tendrils appear below each handle, which are also topped with an additional palmette.

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