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Side A: Maenad (a female devotee of Dionysus, the god of wine) dances while a balding satyr plays the double-pipes. She wears a chiton and a panther-skin. She is doing the "wing-dance", in which the maenad holds the inside of her sleeves and twirls like a dervish. The satyr is nude and he has...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Alfred Bourguignon Collection; by 1901: purchased by Edward Perry Warren from Alfred Bourguignon (according to Warren's records: Bourguignon label [on the vase]: S. Maria [di Capua]); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

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. 086.

Dimensions

Height: 28.4 cm (11 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8028

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels