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Situla (type 2) A: Dionysos is seated on a rock or outcropping suggested by a row of white dots; similar dots indicate the terrain throughout this scene and the one on the reverse. Two maenads stand on either side of the god, while at the right a nude satyr has fallen asleep against a marble...

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By 1978: Los Angeles market, Summa Galleries inv. 71 (according to A. D. Trendall and A. Cambitoglou, The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia, vol. 1: Early and Middle Apulian [1978], p. 343, no. 35, pl. 111, 2-4); by 1990: with Atlantis Antiquities, 40 East 69th Street, New York and Hesperia Arts Auction, Ltd., 29 West 57th Street, New York; sold at Hesperia Arts Auction, Ltd., Park Lane Hotel, 36 Central Park South, New York, November 27, 1990, part 2, lot 35; by 1992: with Acanthus, 24 East 81st Street, New York 10028; purchased by MFA from Acanthus, June 24, 1992

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from a Gift of Horace L. Mayer and Paul E. Manheim and the Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, about 350–340 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 037.


Height (max.): 28.1 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World