Black-Figure Kyathos (Cup or Ladle)
circa 510 BCE - 485 BCE
5th-6th century BCE
15.6 cm (6 1/8 in.)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund and the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Foundation, 1980
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.