Two-handled jar (amphora)

Italic, Etruscan
Late Archaic Period
about 480 B.C.
The Lotus Bud Group, Painter of the Dancing Satyrs

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 571.


38.3 cm (15 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



Side A: Two satyrs dancing to right. Between them a tree(?).

Side B: Two satyrs one to right, the other to left, both heads to left. Between them and in field to right a tree (?) with leaves incised. The satyrs have white hair and tails, and those of (A) have red fillets around their heads, neck and right thighs.
On the neck, stylized ivy leaves and addorsed palmettes. On the shoulder, a chain of lotus buds with an alternation of opening and closed petals. Around the handles, five palmettes connected by tendrils, with lotus buds at the branchings of the tendrils.

Cracked in baking.


By 1912: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Cerveteri. Probably made near Cervetri since a vase cracked in the baking & so badly cracked would not be likely to have been exported from the place of its fabrication); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren