Red-figure Oenochoe attributed to the Ganymed Painter

Culture: Greek/Apulian
Period: 325-300 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 30 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2190
Provenance: Collection Hager, Germany. Acquired 1994 at Galerie Haering in Freiburg, Germany.
Condition: The woman’s head at the end of the handle missing, an almost invisible glued area on the foot, otherwise of exquisite quality.
Description: Apulian oenochoe depicting Dionysus in the centre of the image area accompanied by two maenads. The god without clothes seated on his himation, which is thrown over his left hip. In his right hand holding a white oenochoe, in his left a phiale. The crowned god looking to the right to a maenad handing him a taeniae (ancient head band), holding a thyrsus staff while leaning on a column. The maenad left of the god also holding a taeniae and a thyrsus staff. On the shoulder revolving laurel leaves and a blossom. On the neck a white frieze of tongues, above an egg-and-dart pattern. Interesting are the stamped motives (rosettes, cymatium) on the rim. At the beginning of the handle an applied head of a woman. On the back four palmettes. The Ganymed painter is closely associated to the Patera painter, it is assumed that both worked together. Typical for the former are the soft, almost round bodies, women with pear-shaped breasts and the round chins on the faces.