Attributed to Python
Date: ca. 350–325 B.C.
Culture: Greek, South Italian, Paestan
Medium: Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions: H. 12 1/16 in. (30.7 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase, Jane Blaffer Owen Gift, in memory of Sarah Campbell Blaffer, 1976
Accession Number: 1976.11.5
The two sides of the vase are complementary: Dionysos receiving the offering from his satyr-attendant. The depiction of the wine god as a handsome youth is thoroughly South Italian. His special quality is further emphasized in that a tendril suffices to support his weight.