Vase in the form of a satyr's head

Greco-Roman


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 481.

Dimensions

Height: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

01.7468

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The face is bearded, and the eye-sockets are hollow. Part of the attachment for the cover’s hook survives at the rear. The features are slightly African, and the lips were inlaid. Two small horns, one mostly broken away, provide the identification. The vase is dented and cracked. The bottom and cover are missing. Much corroded; dark green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution