Comic Scene, Bell-krater, Paestum

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by Trustees of the British Museum
published on 20 March 2013

A red-figure bell-krater from Paestum 360-340 BCE. In a scene from Greek comedy, Dionysos is depicted with a comic actor balancing a basket on his head. The actor is in typical costume - padded stomach, added phallus and bearded mask.



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