K7.5 THE RETURN OF HEPHAESTUS
|Museum Collection||Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich|
|Catalogue No.||Munich 2361|
|Beazley Archive No.||215176|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Kleophon Painter|
|Date||ca 430 B.C.|
Hephaestus is led back to Olympus by the god Dionysus. The drunken smith, holding tongs, is supported a satyr. Beside him walks Dionysos bearing a thyrsos (pine-cone tipped staff) and drinking cup. A tambourine playing Maenad and dancing Satyr lead the procession.
This is a drawing of the vase rather than a photograph.