Mug (olpe) with satyr mask under handle

Italic or Etruscan
Classical Period
450–400 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 443; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).


Height: 9.4 cm (3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)


The Ancient World



The handle of a traveling cup, Spartan type, decorated with palmettes and scrolls, below which is the mask of a bearded satyr. The lower part of the satyr’s beard is missing. Dark olive color. The patina has been removed.


By date unknown: H. Hoffmann Collection; 1899: sale of the H. Hoffmann Collection, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 13-14, lot 503; 1899: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund