Each side shows an identical scene of Dionysus seated on a diphros, looking over his shoulder, wearing a striped himation with added red paint, a tendril of ivy in each hand, flanked by two large eyes. Tongues above the scene and a reserved band below. Triple-reeded handles flanked by scrolling bichrome palmettes, a palmette-lotus chain surrounding the neck, a band of rays above the foot. Dipinti and graffiti on base. Two Etruscan letters (perhaps lambdas) were incised after the firing process. The reddish-brown painted graffiti includes the letters A and P and is written in Etruscan, implying the vase was later shipped to Etruria. The decoration to the body is in the manner of the Antimenes Painter.
Misfiring on the reverse, one handle repaired, no restoration.
Emile Foltzer (d.1982), Switzerland; acquired 1960s-70s, thence by descent