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  • Bell–krater (mixing bowl), ca. 360–350 b.c.; red–figure
    Attributed to Asteas
    Greek, South Italian, Paestan
    Terracotta; H. 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1962 (62.11.3)

    Obverse: Dionysos and satyr
    Reverse: two youths

    Asteas was the leading painter of Paestan vases, with a considerable production and workshop. This early work depicts the wine god Dionysos and a satyr who precedes him holding a kantharos (drinking cup) and a torch, now mostly lost. The satyr is human except for his ears, and the whole composition distantly echoes that of the famous statue group of the Tyrannicides.

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  • Bell-krater (mixing bowl), ca. 360–350 B.C.; red-figure
    Attributed to Asteas
    Greek, South Italian, Paestan
    Terracotta; H. 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1962 (62.11.3)

    Obverse: Dionysos and satyr
    Reverse: two youths


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