480BC-470BC Attic A hetaira in a long sleeved chiton, with apoptygma, to left, in the act of putting on her girdle; with an end of the girdle in each hand, she is about to tie it, holding up in her teeth the part of her apoptygma which is to fall over the girdle. She has long hair and a radiated fillet. At her feet is a calathos filled with wool, in which are three circular objects. On the left, an alabastron, as in (a); on the right, a lekythos hangs. ΚΑΛΕ (retr.), ΗΕΠΑΙΣ, ό παις καλή.
Naples, Museo Nazionale Archeologico. Stamnos. Style: later classical, rich but not ornate. Women or maenads with thrysi and tambourines dance around a pillar idol of Dionysos, festooned with branches and set before a table holding two large stamnoi from which one maenad ladles wine into a skyphos. Date: late 5th c. The image of the god fastened to pillar suggests a festival of Dionysos. The tambourines are new and probably reflect their recent appearance in Athens with the cult of Bendis.