The Cockerell Cup by Dokimasia Painter

The cup has two distinct scenes depicting the wine-god Dionysos with his satyrs and maenads.


Fired clay
10 x 30.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£50,000 ( Total: £100,000)
Acquired in:
Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd

On one side the emphasis is on the preparation and serving of wine with various wine related vessels and Dionysos holding out a wine bowl to be filled by dutiful satyrs. The other side presents the after effects of wine with the satyrs chasing a maenad who flees from the embrace of one to be grabbed by another. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.


First recorded at Spink and Son, January 1966; Sir Christopher Cockerell; Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd.

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