Greek, Attic; said to be from Nola
Attributed to the Villa Giulia Painter
Terracotta; H. 12 in. (30.5 cm), Diam. 9 3/16 in. (23.3 cm)
Museum Accession (X.313.1)
After Dionysos was born from the thigh of his father, Zeus, he was brought up by the nymphs on Mount Nysa; its location was indeterminate but probably in northern Greece. The representation here presents a conflation of the nymphs and the maenads who were to become his female followers.