Terracotta calyx-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water)
2nd half of 5th century B.C.
H. 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan P. Rosen, 1991
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse and reverse, Dionysos and Ariadne reclining among satyrs and maenads
The degree of characterization, particularly in their movements, suggests that the satyrs are performers or derived from actors in a play.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1992. "One Hundred Twenty-second Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 122: p. 36.