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Return of Hephaestus, with Dionysus & Maenads | Greek vase, Caeretan black figure hydria

K7.8 THE RETURN OF HEPHAISTOS

Museum Collection: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
Catalogue Number: Vienna 3577
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Caeretan Black Figure
Shape: Hydria
Painter: --
Date: ca 530 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Dionysos leads Hephaistos back to Olympos. The god is depicted riding a donkey and, unusually, with feet severely shrunken and deformed. Dionysos stands before him, cloaked in a panther-skin, and holding a cup of wine. A dancing Mainas follows behind with a coiling serpent in her hands.

ARTICLESHephaistos, Dionysos

 
 
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