K7.4 THE RETURN OF HEPHAESTUS
|Museum Collection||Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York|
|Catalogue No.||New York 08.258.22|
|Beazley Archive No.||216948|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Eretria Painter|
|Date||ca 430 B.C.|
Hephaestus is led back to Olympus by the god Dionysus. The pair ride together on the back of a donkey, the first wearing a workman's hat and carrying tongs, the other crowned with ivy and holding a drinking cup. A flute-playing Satyr leads the procession followed by a Satyriscus (child Satyr) raising the thyrsos (pine-cone tipped staff) of Dionysus.
This is a drawing of the vase rather than a photograph.