Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)
- Attributed to the Lewis Painter
- ca. 470 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; red-figure
- H. with handles 5 13/16 in. (14.8 cm); width with handles 10 15/16 in. (27.8 cm); diameter of bowl 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Fletcher Fund, 1956
- Accession Number:
During the sixth and fifth centuries B.C., Dionysos is usually shown as a mature bearded god wearing a long chiton and cloak. Here, he has a band of cloth and a wreath of vine leaves around his head. He often carries a thyrsos, a fennel stalk topped with ivy leaves. On the skyphos, he pursues his wife, Ariadne. With a single figure on each side, the artist could be expansive with movement and details of drapery.