Chous Depicting Dionysos & Satyr

Illustration

James Lloyd
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 20 September 2015

A Red Figure Chous.
Date: c. 430–420 BCE
Dimensions: H. 22.5 cm

The chous was a drinking vessel associated with the Anthesteria, a festival that celebrated both Dionysos and Hermes of the Underworld. Here we see Dionysus at left and a stayr at right. This scene recalls the drunken festivities of the first two days of the Anthesteria.

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