The Meidias Painter was an Athenian red-figure vase painter in Ancient Greece, active in the last quarter of the 5th century BCE (fl. c. 420 to c. 400 BCE). He is named after the potter whose signature is found on a large hydria of the Meidias Painter’s decoration (BM E 224), excavated from an Etruscan tomb. Eduard Gerhard first identified this inscription in 1839, and it was he who determined the scene on the vase was the rape of the daughters of Leukippos where previously it was thought to be the race of Hippomenes and Atalanta.
La escena representa a una ménade en pleno éxtasis: danza con la cabeza echada hacia atrás, poseída por el entusiasmo dionisíaco, sosteniendo dos serpientes que se enrollan en cada uno de sus brazos. Su chitón se agita con el movimiento frenético de la ménade. Otra...