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Black-Figure Kyathos (Cup or Ladle)

circa 510 BCE - 485 BCE
5th-6th century BCE
15.6 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Anonymous Primary

Object Type: ceramic
Artist Nationality: Europe, Greek-Attic
Medium and Support: Terracotta
Credit Line: Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund and the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Foundation, 1980
            
               Accession Number:                1980.34             
            
Object Description: Dionysus is seated between two satyrs and framed by two monstrous eyes. The satyr on the right with a bag full of pure wine and the evergreen vine that twines the surface further emphasize Dionysus’ identity as the god of wine. The shape of the vessel is specifically Etruscan and imitates metal prototypes.

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