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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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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.


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World