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Cratère (Chiusi).

Image ID: 1624305

Cratère (Chiusi).  [Dance of the satyrs.] (1862-1864)

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Image Details

Image Title

:  Cratère (Chiusi).

Alternate Title

: Dance of the satyrs.


: Imprimerie Lemercier et cie -- Publisher

Published Date

: 1862-1864


: Lithographs -- Color

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : col. ; 32 x 33.5 cm.


: 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. Note 2.) Small image at lower left shows the vase as a whole. Note 3.) 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.

Original Source

: From L 'Etrurie et les Etrusques ; ou dix ans de fouilles dans les maremmes toscanes, par Noël des Vergers. (Paris: Firmin Didot, 1862-1864) Desvergers, Noël (1805-1867), Author.


: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Dance -- Ancient

Source Description

: 1 folder (14 pictures) ; 1 oversize folder (2 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 1624305

Record ID

: 1763130

Digital Item Published

: 4-28-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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