The decoration is enhanced with added red and white paint, and depicts a Dionysiac scene composed of two satyrs chasing maenads, one satyr holds a rhyton. There is ivy in the field and there are palmettes and rays on the shoulder. There is an old handwritten collection label on the underside of the foot.
Spinks, London, 1960s: J.D Beazley, Paralipomena, Oxford, 1971, 213.2 Lawrence Fleischman Collection, acquired circa 1963 American private collection, acquired circa 1984 With Charles Ede Limited, London, 2007 English private collection, acquired from the above
The lekythos was attributed and published by J.D. Beazley himself as near the Group of the Cracow Peleus on the basis of its similarity in style to that group's name vase (also attributed by Beazley). See Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: Cracow, Collections de Cracovie, 10, pl. 060, 6.1A.1B. The vessel is also very close to a lekythos also attributed by Beazley to the Group of the Cracow Peleus, in the British Museum: B553 (Beazley Archive Pottery Database no. 340784)