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Orgiastic Bacchante Maenad | Greek vase, Athenian red figure white-ground kylix

T62.2 MAINAS NYMPHE OR BAKKHANTE

Museum Collection: Antikensammlungen, Munich, Germany
Catalogue Number: Munich 2645
Beazley Archive Number: 203914
Ware: Attic Red Figure (Interior: White Ground)
Shape: Kylix
Painter: Attributed to the Brygos Painter
Date: ca 590 BC
Period: Late Archaic

SUMMARY

Tondo: A Mainas Nymphe with her head thrown back in the orgiastic dance of the god Dionysos. She is draped with a panther skin cloak, and holds a live cub and thyrsos (pine cone tipped staff). Her hair is bound with a live serpent.

 
 
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