Red-Figure Situla (Deep Bucket): Bellerophon Slaying Chimaera (A); Dionysos, Maenads, Eros (B)

Red-Figure Situla (Deep Bucket): Bellerophon Slaying Chimaera (A); Dionysos, Maenads, Eros (B)

c. 350 BC

Ceramic

With handle: 30.3 cm (11 15/16 in.); Diameter of rim: 24.5 cm (9 5/8 in.); Diameter of foot: 13.1 cm (5 3/16 in.); without handle: 28 cm (11 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1977.179

Location

Description

This complex scene has been further elaborated with accents in added white and gold paint. Side A: Bellerophon riding Pegasus kills the Chimera, while Hermes and Athena look on. Satyrs try to help the Chimera by stoning Pegasus. Side B: Youthful Dionysus being served by maenads and Eros.

See also
Collection: 
GR - South Italy
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Ceramic

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