Pitcher (oinochoe) with Maenad and Silenus

Greek
Classical Period
about 450 B.C.
the Chicago Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 040.

Dimensions

Height: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.) height with handle: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.197

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Oinochoe with circular mouth and high handle. To right, a woman in Ionic chiton with ivy wreath in her hair, moving to right, her body in front view, her head to left, holding thyrsos in left hand and kantharos in right towards a Seilenos, standing in three-quarter view to right, playing lyre.

[Label text]:
The figures painted on this oinochoe are the typical followers of the cult of Dionysus. A satyr plays a lyre and a maenad carries a kantharos and her thyrsos.

Provenance

By 1912: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Gela.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912