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A nude Dionysos youth with garlands and slippers dancing, white and red dots above right hand, thyrsus and garment in left hand; on each side a low base or altar; above, a short band of egg pattern, large palmettes under handle, on each side a reserved rosette above, then a vertical scroll...

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From Paestum (according to Vase-Painting in Italy, p. 179); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson to MFA, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Greek, South Italian, :Late Classical to Early Hellenistic Period, about 340–320 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Paestum, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 100.


20.7 cm (8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World