Attributed to the Villa Giulia Painter
Date: ca. 460–450 B.C.
Culture: Greek, Attic
Medium: Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions: H. 12 in. (30.5 cm)
diameter 9 3/16 in. (23.3 cm)
Credit Line: Museum Accession
Accession Number: 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.