Purchase, Jane Blaffer Owen Gift, in memory of Sarah Campbell Blaffer, 1976
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
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.
Mayo, Margaret Ellen and Kenneth Hamma. 1982. The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia no. 109, pp. 226, 228, 234-35, Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.