Paestan Kylix with Satyr from the Workshop of the Painter of Naples 1778

Culture: Greek/Paestum
Period: 2nd half of 4th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 27.5 cm (diameter including handle)
Price: 8 000 Euro
Ref: 2522
Provenance: Belgian private collection M. & F. Farber, acquired on 22 December 1981 from André de Munter in Brussels, Belgium. With the original invoice of 1981.
Condition: Kylix intact. Some details in opaque white faded, isolated encrustration.
Description: Red-figured kylix from Paestum with a wonderful depiction of an unclothed Satyr on the inside. The bearded servant of Dionysus facing to the left, he has a long tail and holds in his left hand a staff, possibly the thyrsus. With his right hand he sets fire on a rostrum. The depiction on the inside framed by a rib. Thence vine tendrils incised in the clay with leaves in opaque white. The bottom with laurel leaves, alternately in opaque white and red-figure technique. The handles are far protruding and slightly bent upwards. The drinking cup stands on an offset, profiled foot ring. At the bottom of the foot ring concentric circles. The kylix comes from the workshop of the Painter of Naples 1778. See: A. D. Trendall "The Red-Figured Vases of Paestum", pl. 179a.