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Dionysus & Lycurgus | Apulian red figure vase painting
Museum Collection Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich
Catalogue No. -
Beazley Archive No. N/A
Ware Apulian Red Figure
Shape -
Painter -
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.


Dionysos, Lycurgus, Erinyes