H. 12 3/16 in. (30.9 cm)
diameter of mouth 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
diameter of foot 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1956
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Obverse, satyr and the wine god, Dionysos Reverse, two youths
The painter of this pelike distinguishes himself by his introduction of unusual animals. The lion clearly was not known to the artist firsthand but serves to emphasize the special powers of Dionysos and his followers: the sound of the flute together with the wine makes even a lion tame. The youths on the reverse are accompanied by a Maltese dog.
Beazley, John D. 1963. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 566, no. 5, Oxford: Clarendon Press.