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Dionysos and Maenad; repaired and somewhat restored. ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #99 (95.835) Bell-Krater Attributed to Python 350-335 B.C. A: Dionysos stands to the right facing a maenad or Ariadne, who offers him a yellow egg (?) held in her right hand. Both carry yellow thyrsoi and wear...

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By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales Collection (according to MFA file card: bought with 95.834 in Naples for $20.00); dates unknown: on loan to MFA (Robinson catalogue, no. 494); gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales to MFA, March 28, 1895

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, 350–335 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Paestum, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 099.


32 cm (12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World