K20.12 DIONYSUS, ARIADNE & EROS
|Museum Collection||British Museum, London|
|Catalogue No.||London 1867,0508.1221|
|Beazley Archive No.||-|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Meleager Painter|
|Date||ca. 390 B.C.|
Dionysus embraces Ariadne in the company of Eros (Love). Dionysus wears a robe draped loosely across his shoulder and a flanged stephane crown decked with ribbons. He holds a tortoise-shell lyre in one hand and casts his head backwards in ecstasy. Ariadne is dressed in an elaborately embroidered gown, wears a stephane crown and earrings, and balances a tympanum (a type of drum or tambourine) on her hand hand. Eros flutters at their side tapping a drum.