K12.14 THE BIRTH OF DIONYSUS
|Museum Collection||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Catalogue No.||Boston 95.39|
|Beazley Archive No.||206036|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Alkimachos Painter|
|Date||ca 470 - 460 B.C.|
Zeus seated on a rock births the god Dionysos from his thigh. Hermes stands beside him holding his father's royal sceptre in one hand and his own herald's wand in the other. He wears a petasos (traveller's cap), chlamys cloak and winged boots.