Terracotta bell-krater (mixing bowl)
- Attributed to Asteas
- Late Classical
- ca. 360–350 B.C.
- Greek, South Italian, Paestan
- Terracotta; red-figure
- H. 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1962
- Accession Number:
Obverse, Dionysos and satyr. Reverse, two youths
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.