K12.17 THESEUS, DIONYSUS & ARIADNE
|Museum Collection||(not known where), Berlin|
|Catalogue No.||Berlin F2179|
|Beazley Archive No.||202898|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Syleus Painter|
Athena commands Theseus abandon Ariadne on the island of Naxos and guides him back to his ship. Dionysus discovers the maiden and leads her away to become his wife. Dionysus is bearded and wears a wreath of ivy, Ariadne is adorned with a crown, and Athena is draped with the aegis--a snake-trimmed cloak.
This is a drawing of the vase rather than a photograph.