Obverse, Athena and Herakles in a chariot Reverse, Dionysos and Ariadne with satyrs and Hermes
There appears to be a chiastic relationship between the subjects on this vase. The goddess Athena is escorting Herakles to Mount Olympos on one side. On the other, Ariadne, who was rescued by Dionysos after having been abandoned on the island of Naxos by Theseus, is being led off by her new suitor, his entourage, and Hermes.
Said to be from Vulci
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