Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Bell–krater (mixing bowl), ca. 350–325 b.c.; red–figure
    Attributed to Python
    Greek, South Italian, Paestan
    Terracotta; H. 12 1/16 in. (30.7 cm)
    Purchase, Jane Blaffer Owen Gift, in memory of Sarah Campbell Blaffer, 1976 (1976.11.5)

    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.

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  • Bell-krater (mixing bowl), ca. 350–325 B.C.; red-figure
    Attributed to Python
    Greek, South Italian, Paestan
    Terracotta; H. 12 1/16 in. (30.7 cm)
    Purchase, Jane Blaffer Owen Gift, in memory of Sarah Campbell Blaffer, 1976 (1976.11.5)

    Obverse: seated Dionysos
    Reverse: satyr with phiale


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