Type: Pointed Amphora (Storing wine, oil, grains and small solids)
Technique: Red Figure (the figures are red!)
Painter: Kleophrades Painter
Height: 56 cm
Subject: Dionysos with satyrs and maenads
2 x 3 athletes on the neck.
Dionysos holding a kantharos,
wearing a leopard skin and carrying a
grape vine – appropriate for the god and
the use of the vase.
Maenads with thrysos, deer skins and
Their hair is tied up by a saccus
Satyr playing an aulos wears a deer
skin – he is ithyphallic.
On either side are maenads. To the
right a maenad in the throes of orgasm
– her head thrown back, the twist on
the thyrsos and the foot breaking out
of the border. Her hair is black and
Maenad on the left is blond haired
(dilute slip) and trips along lightly – a
post orgasmic glow?
Satyr playing a double flute
Dilute slip – internal muscles,
moustache and deer skin
Full frontal face and chest; twist
shown by lower abdominal line
Maenad in the throes of
Drapery – folds,
Anatomy – foot, arms,
Violent twist in
Looking at a kalos
Drapery - details
Anatomy – especially
Maenad – wistfully looking up.
She has almost forgotten the
snake on the arm
Thrysos is at rest
Looks upward towards a kalos
Mouth slightly open – a sigh?
Dilute slip (metal effect on
3 athletes on each side –
possibly this was given as a prize.
Sponge bag and aryballos hang
on the wall for anointing after