Attributed to Asteas
Period: Late Classical
Date: ca. 360–350 B.C.
Culture: Greek, South Italian, Paestan
Medium: Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions: H. 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1962
Accession Number: 62.11.3
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.