Attributed to the Polyteleia Painter
Greek, Corinthian (Transitional Period)
Terracotta; Diam. 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Purchase, The Bothmer Purchase Fund and Louis V. Bell Fund, 1997 (1997.36)
The finest vases from the region of Corinth are generally datable to the seventh century B.C. This dinos, a bowl for the mixing of wine and water, is decorated with panthers, sphinxes, goats, and lions in two horizontal bands. Each beast stands distinct from the other, marching in measured rhythm with rosettes and scrolls scattered around them. The images and design derive from Near Eastern traditions.