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Cratère (Chiusi).
Additional title: Dance of the satyrs.
Imprimerie Lemercier et cie (Publisher)

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Dance -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1862 - 1864
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON DAN-Anc
Shelf locator: PC-WON OX DAN-Anc
Satyrs (Greek mythology)
Dance -- Greece -- To 499
Greeks -- Clothing & dress -- To 499
Lithographs -- Color
Content : Satyrs (bearded, naked male deities with tails) and bacchantes (female worshippers of Bacchus, god of wine) frolic in the two picture strips of this crater. A crater was a large vessel used to blend water and wine before the mixture was served out in smaller cups.

Content : Small image at lower left shows the vase as a whole.

Content : These people and creatures would have been referred to as a "thiasus", a group assembled in honor of a god. The satyrs carry wine cups, while some of the bacchantes hold a "thyrsus", a staff symbolic of Bacchus and topped with what looks like a pine cone. One of the bacchantes plays a lyre.

Source identifier: 11461 (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : col. ; 32 x 33.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
UUID: 126b1000-c5be-012f-563b-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1862: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Cratère (Chiusi)." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1862 - 1864. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5fc0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Cratère (Chiusi)." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 12, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5fc0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1862 - 1864). Cratère (Chiusi). Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5fc0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Cratère (Chiusi).