K12.25 DIONYSOS & LYKOURGOS
Museum Collection: Antikensammlungen, Munich, Germany
Catalogue Number: TBA
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Apulian Red Figure
Date: ca 330 BC
Period: Late Classical / Early Hellenistic
Detail from a painting depicting Dionysos and the impious king Lykourgos. Lykourgos, armed with a sword, has slain Dionysos' companion Ambrosia. The god in anger summons an Erinys to drive him to madness. The Erinys is depicted as a winged huntress, whose arms and hair are draped with poisonous serpents. Dionysos in elaborate dress, holds a tree branch in his hand. Behind him stands a Mainas Nymphe with thyrsos (pine-cone-tipped staff) and opposite behind the Erinys, the god Hermes is seated.