K12.2 DIONYSUS, SILENUS & MAENAD
|Museum Collection||Musée du Louvre, Paris|
|Catalogue No.||Louvre K240|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Paestan Red Figure|
|Painter||Name vase of the Painter of Louvre K240|
|Date||ca. 370 - 360 B.C.|
The god Dionysus rides sidesaddle on the back of a panther. He wears a robe and headband and holds a wreath of ivy and a tragedy-mask on a stick. Old Silenus dances behind him beating a tympanum (a type of drum or tambourine) and carrying a second tragedy-mask. A flute-playing Maenad and a Satyriscus (boy Satyr) lead the procession.
Detail of Dionysus riding a panther.