Terracotta bell-krater (mixing bowl)
- Attributed to Python
- ca. 350–325 B.C.
- Greek, South Italian, Paestan
- Terracotta; red-figure
- H. 12 1/16 in. (30.7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Jane Blaffer Owen Gift, in memory of Sarah Campbell Blaffer, 1976
- Accession Number:
Obverse, seated Dionysos
Reverse, satyr with phiale
The two sides of the vase are complementary: Dionysos receiving the offering from his satyr-attendant. The depiction of the wine god as a handsome youth is thoroughly South Italian. His special quality is further emphasized in that a tendril suffices to support his weight.