K7.4 THE RETURN OF HEPHAISTOS
Museum Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA
Catalogue Number: New York 08.258.22
Beazley Archive Number: 216948
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Eretria Painter
Date: ca 430 BC
Period: High Classical
Hephaistos is led back to heaven by the god Dionysos. The pair ride together on the back of a donkey, one wearing a workman's hat and carrying tongs, the other crowned with ivy and holding a drinking cup. A flute-playing Satyros leads the procession, followed by a Satyriskos (boy satyr) waving the thyrsos (pine-cone tipped staff) of Dionysos.
NOTEThis is a drawing of the vase rather than a photographic representation.
ARTICLESHephaistos, Dionysos, Satyroi