Asteas was the leading painter of Paestan vases, with a considerable production and workshop. This early work depicts the wine-god Dionysos and a satyr who precedes him holding a kantharos (drinking cup) and a torch, now mostly lost. The satyr is human except for his ears, and the whole composition distantly echoes that of the famous statue group of the Tyrannicides.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1962. "Painted Greek Vases." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 21(1): pp. 10-1, fig. 13.
Mayo, Margaret Ellen and Kenneth Hamma. 1982. The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia no. 104, p. 228, Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.