|National Archaeological Museum of Taranto
|Beazley Archive No.
|Apulian Red Figure
|Name vase of the Painter of the Birth of Dionysos
|ca 405 - 385 B.C.
Detail of Apollo from a painting depicting the birth of Dionysus.
The god Apollo appears in his oracular guise, holding a staff of and crowned with a wreath of laurel. He stands behind the head of Zeus, presumably prophesying the destiny of the new-born god Dionysus.