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Drinking cup (kylix)

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Interior: A Dionysiac scene: A satyr seizes a maenad (a female follower of the wine-god Dionysus), who attempts to ward off his advance with her fennel stalk (thyrsus). She wears a fawn-skin (nebris) over her dress (chiton). Two other satyrs dance in the background, one also carries a thyrsus....

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By 1900: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bruschi collection); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 470 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 132.


Height: 12.1 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World