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Dionysus & Satyriscus | Attic red figure vase painting
Museum Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Catalogue No. Boston 13.67
Beazley Archive No. 204911
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Kylix
Painter Makron
Date ca. 490-480 B.C.
Period Late Archaic


Dionysus is attended by a Satyriscus (child Satyr). The god is crowned with a wreath of ivy and holds a vine in one hand and a drinking cup in the other. The Satyriscus pours wine from an oinochoe jug. He has the ears and tail of an ass, and the beard and erect member of an adult. In later art and literature Dionysus' cupbearer is named Comus.


Dionysus, Satyrs, Comus