K12.25 DIONYSUS & LYCURGUS
|Museum Collection||Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Apulian Red Figure|
|Date||ca 330 B.C.|
|Period||Late Classical / Early Hellenistic|
King Lycurgus of Thrace holds the body of Dionysus' companion Ambrosia who he has slain with his sword. The angry god summons an Erinys (Fury) to drive him mad. The Erinys is depicted as a winged huntress whose arms and hair are draped with poisonous serpents. Dionysos wears an elaborate outfit with high boots and holds a tree branch in his hand. Behind him stands a Maenad bearing a thyrsos (pine-cone-tipped staff). The god Hermes (not shown) is seated behind the Erinys.