Mug (oinochoe) with dancing satyr

Greek
Classical Period
about 450 B.C.
The Painter of Louvre CA 1694, Formerly attributed to the Euaion Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 047.

Dimensions

Height: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.); diameter, 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

95.56

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

A bearded satyr dancing between two vases, an oinchoë and a krater. Above the figure is the Greek word “handsome” (KALOS).

[Label text]:
This one-handled mug depicts a satyr dancing between an oinochoe and a krater. The vases represented on this mug are much like others in this case.

Inscription

ΚΑΛΟS

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: probably found at Orvieto); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund