Skyphos

Greek
Early Classical Period
About 470 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.); diameter: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.08.31c

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Decoration Description: One handle and part of wall missing. Typical Attic shape with heavy handles; edge of foot reserved. (add Greek)
Side A: Silenos standing r.; behind him, small phallos-bird.
Side B: Large phallos-bird to r., with wings spread.
Satyr is defecating in faded white onto phallos-bird. Phallos bird on both sides is ejaculating (also faded)

Provenance

By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in 1899); 1908: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accessioned 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren