K12.11 DIONYSUS & ARIADNE
|Museum Collection||National Archaeological Museum of Naples|
|Catalogue No.||Naples 3240|
|Beazley Archive No.||-|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Name Vase of the Pronomos Painter|
|Date||ca 410 B.C.|
Detail of Dionysus and Ariadne from a painting depicting the cast of a satyr play performed in honour of the god. Dionysus reclines on a couch next to his wife Ariadne and mother Thyone (not shown). The winged god of love, Eros, is perched between the two women. Dionysus is portrayed as a pretty youth with long, wavy hair and a wreath of ivy. He is surrounded by fruiting grapevines and holds a thyrsos (pine-cone tipped staff) in his hand.
This is a coloured drawing of the vase rather than a photograph.