Obverse, seated Dionysos Reverse, satyr with phiale
The two sides of the vase are complementary: Dionysos receiving the offering from his satyr-attendant. The depiction of the wine god as a handsome youth is thoroughly South Italian. His special quality is further emphasized in that a tendril suffices to support his weight.
Mayo, Margaret Ellen and Kenneth Hamma. 1982. The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia no. 109, pp. 226, 228, 234-35, Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Trendall, Arthur Dale. 1987. The Red-Figured Vases of Paestum. no. 326, p. 165, pl. 109e–f, Rome: British School at Rome.