Amphora with satyrs treading grapes

Archaic Period
about 530–520 B.C.
the Mastos Painter, the Affecter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 24.


Height: 43 cm (16 15/16 in.); diameter: 28.4 cm (11 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)


The Ancient World



Side A: Dionysos reclining on a couch under grapevines, with Ariadne, satyrs and maenads. Ariadne offers Dionysos a flower. A table with strips of meat sits in front of Dionysos. The satyr plays the flute, a maenad plays krotala, and a satyr, with a frontal face, is dancing. Another satyr climbs a grapevine.

Side B: A vintage scene. Satyrs bring baskets full of grapes to be trod. One satyr stands inside a basket treading the grapes and holds onto a grapevine for support. The basket is situated inside a spouted trough, which slopes at the front to allow the must to pour into a collecting vat. The vat is bell-shaped and two-handled, of which only the upper half is visible. To the right, a satyr embraces a maenad. Behind them is a satyr who swings on a grapevine, his head turned frontally.

Condition: repaired


By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought at La Tolfa: found near La Tolfa.); purchased for MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund