Maenad standing with thyrsos. [Label text]: A maenad with her thyrsos is depicted on this oil-jar. Maenads were women who had given up their traditional roles as housekeepers and mothers to follow Dionysos, the god of wine and revelry.
By 1924: with E. P. Warren (according to a January 26, 1925, letter from Frank Gearing with the following provenance from Warren: from Selinus); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 4, 1924, for $ 2,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 24.449 -24.453)
Cornelia Prime Lowell Fund
Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, about 480 B.C.