Two-handled jar (amphora)

Greek
Archaic Period
about 520–500 B.C.
The Painter of Boston 01.17


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 54.

Dimensions

Height: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.17

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The bright colors and white slip of the background enhance a mood of lightness and gaiety which is not dispelled by the main scene, where a satyr appears to be copulating with a mule, while Dionysos rides on its back.

Provenance

By date unknown: William J. Stillman Collection; purchased from William J. Stillman by Henry P. Kidder; gift of Mrs. Henry P. Kidder to MFA, January 28, 1901

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry P. Kidder