From:UC Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectA black figure vase used as either a ladle or cup for wine. It is decorated with a singular scene that wraps right around the vase. The scene shows eight maenads (female followers of the god Dionysos), four of whom are riding donkeys, while the other four are dancing with krotala (an instrument like a castanet).
Dionysos (sometimes spelled Dionysus) was the Greek god of wine and theatre, and was known as Bacchus to the Romans.
MakerIn the manner of the Haimon Painter
Date Madeca. 499-450 BC
Medium and MaterialsCeramic: Pottery
Style and IconographyAttic
Style and IconographyBlack-figure
TechniqueThrowing (pottery technique)
TechniqueBlack-figure vase painting
MeasurementsHeight 140mm (including handle); Height 79mm (excluding handle); Diametre 110mm
Subject and Association KeywordsAnimals in art
Subject and Association KeywordsMusic in art
Subject and Association KeywordsWomen in art
Subject and Association KeywordsClothing and dress
Named CollectionThe James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Credit LinePurchased, 1953.
Object TypeDrinking Vessels
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved