Two-handled jar (amphora)

Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 480 B.C.
the Flying Angel Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 124.


Height: 40.85 cm (16 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)


The Ancient World



Side A: A bearded satyr holds a young satyr on his shoulders by his outspread arms in the “flying angel” position, as if to watch a parade. The “Flying Angel Painter” gets his name from this vase.

Side B: Another bearded satyr, with a white fillet in his hair, holds an immense model phallus, a typical accouterment in the sacred procession of the festival of Dionysus.

Condition: Repaired with slight restoration.


By 1898: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought at Santa Maria di Capua [1898] & presumably found there); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund