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  • Bell–krater (mixing bowl), ca. 360–350 b.c.; red–figure
    Attributed to Python
    Greek, South Italian, Paestan
    Terracotta; Diam. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm)
    The Bothmer Purchase Fund, 1989 (1989.11.4)

    Obverse: Dionysos and maenad in a cart drawn by Papposilenos
    Reverse: two youths

    The phlyax scene shows a youthful Dionysos, god of wine, and a flute-playing companion riding a wheeled couch. The draught is provided by an old silenos wearing a fleecy costume under a fawn skin. The inscription above his head reads "Hubris." The drawing and polychromy, at once fluent and disciplined, represent Python at his best.

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  • Bell-krater (mixing bowl), ca. 360–350 B.C.; red-figure
    Attributed to Python
    Greek, South Italian, Paestan
    Terracotta; Diam. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm)
    The Bothmer Purchase Fund, 1989 (1989.11.4)

    Obverse: Dionysos and maenad in a cart drawn by Papposilenos
    Reverse: two youths


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