Terracotta bell-krater (mixing bowl)

Connected in style with the Painter of the Long Overfalls

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161

Obverse, satyr and maenad. Reverse, two youths

The representation is interesting because the maenad, asleep in an outdoor setting, recalls the pose of Ariadne when she was found on the island of Naxos by the wine god Dionysos; she had been abandoned there by Theseus. The iconography of an "elevated" mythological subject has been applied to members of Dionysos' retinue.

Terracotta bell-krater (mixing bowl), Connected in style with the Painter of the Long Overfalls, Terracotta, Greek, South Italian, Apulian

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