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Dionysus on a ship & the Tyrrhenian pirates transformed into dolphins | Greek vase, Athenian black figure kylix

 

K12.16 DIONYSOS & THE TYRRHENIAN PIRATES

Museum Collection: Antikensammlungen, Munich, Germany
Catalogue Number: Munich 2044
Beazley Archive Number: TBA
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Kylix
Painter: Signed by Exekias
Date: ca 540 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Dionysos reclines in a boat from which sprouts a fruiting grape vine. The vessel is surrounded by dolphins - the metamorphosed forms of the Tyrrhenian pirates who had tried to capture him.

ARTICLESDionysos

 
 
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