Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to Hermonax

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

Maenad; on shoulder, satyr eating grapes

Hermonax was a follower of the Berlin Painter. His vitality is abundantly evident on this vase—not only in the drawing but also in the interpretation of the figures. The maenad purposefully brandishes her thyrsos (fennel stalk) and snake. At the same time, she is serene and beautifully dressed in a pleated chiton and a nebris (fawn's skin). Crouching unconcerned between two palmettes, a satyr enjoys grapes in their unfermented state.

Terracotta lekythos (oil flask), Attributed to Hermonax, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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