Fashion & Textiles Gallery Level 2, NGV International
Large, wide-mouthed vessel of inverted bell shape with two short, up-turned handles, one on each side of the body. Decorated in black glaze and red figure. Side A: Dionysus and Maenad, the Maenad on the right leaning on a pillar and holding thyrsus and a comic mask of an old man. Dionysus is naked except for a draped cloak and wreath. Side B: two draped youths. Below the handles, palmettes and side scrolls. Below the rim is a band of laurel and below the scenes is a band of wave pattern.