Attributed to the Villa Giulia Painter
Date: ca. 460–450 B.C.
Culture: Greek, Attic
Medium: Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions: H. 12 in. (30.5 cm)
diameter 9 3/16 in. (23.3 cm)
Credit Line: Museum Accession
Accession Number: X.313.1
After Dionysos was born from the thigh of his father, Zeus, he was brought up by the nymphs on Mount Nysa; its location was indeterminate but probably in northern Greece. The representation here presents a conflation of the nymphs and the maenads who were to become his female followers.