Oil flask (lekythos) with child satyr jumping into his father's arms

Early Classical Period
about 470–460 B.C.
Painter The Satyriskion Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens


Overall: 14.7 x 5 cm (5 13/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Daily Life in Ancient Greece Gallery (Gallery 212A-B)


The Ancient World



Satyr, profile to left, stretches out hands to a small satyr who is jumping from a chair toward him. Beside the chair, a kalathos. Both satyrs are naked and bearded, and share the baldness that, in the human world, is reserved for the very old. A break in the mouth of the vase above the handle.


By 1900: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Athens); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund