Relief (emblema) from a bowl with a satyr and a maenad kissing

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

3 1/4" (D) x 2 1/2" (W) 1 1/4"(H)

Accession Number

03.865

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Black-glazed ceramic with molded relief
The satyr and maenad are followers of Dionysos, god of wine and revelry. The bowl was probably intended both for drinking at a banquet and for a libation to Dionysos.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (bought in the Piraeus); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900