Campanian Red-Figure Chous: Danaid Painter
An ancient Campanian Greek red-figure chous (a squat wine jug) attributed to the Danaid Painter. On the central panel a young satyr holding a bowl of fruit rests his left leg on a rock and reaches towards a swan.
Attributed to the Danaid Painter.
The Danaid Painter is the name given to a Greek vase painter who was active during the 4th century BC. He painted mainly mythological, Dionysiac and genre scenes. The Danaid Painter is named for the subject he painted on a hydria in the British Museum (inv. no. 1867,0508.1339) showing three of the fifty daughters of King Danaos (Danaids) filling water pitchers.
Formerly in a New Jersey private collection; previously in a Vienna private collection.