Terracotta bell-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water)
late 5th century B.C.
H. 9 3/16 in. (23.3 cm)
Gift of Arthur L. Gale, 1949
Obverse, two youths with thyrsoi (fennel stalks topped with ivy)
Reverse, youth with a thyrsos, youth with a cup (?)
In mainland Greece, thyrsoi tend to be associated with maenads. Since the youths wear wreaths, they are clearly in a Dionysiac mode.
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