Drinking cup (kylix) with satyr fluting a column

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 475 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 9.3 cm (3 11/16 in.); diameter: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.613

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Interior: A fantasy workshop: a balding satyr sits on a small bench. A wineskin hangs on wall behind him, hinting at the satyr’s boozy nature. He is using a sharp, pick-like tool to flute a column. His easy technique would surely be ineffiecient in an actual building situation, but fits in well with the magical world of the satyr.

Condition: Much of rim restored; satyr’s face filled in.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr. (said to be from Cerveteri); gift to MFA in Memory of Arthur Fairbanks, June 6, 1962

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Arthur Fairbanks