Two-handled jar (amphora) with satyrs
Early Classical Period
about 470 B.C.
The Charmides Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 085.
Height: 32.3 cm (12 11/16 in.); diameter 17.3 cm (6 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure technique
Not On View
Side A: Satyr carrying a silenos on his back; another satyr behind.
Inscription: Charmides is handsome (kalos) .
Side B: Satyr standing with his back turned.
Inscription: [He] is handsome (kalos).
Three satyrs, the mischievous followers of the wine god Dionysus, decorate the front of this amphora. They have been adorned with wreaths and fillets as they perhaps participate in some festival.
to right of sayr's face ΧΑΡΜΙΔΕΣ
to right of carrier ΚΑΛΟΣ
to right of satyr's middle ΚΑΛΟΣ
By date unknown: Thomas G. Appleton Collection (purchased from Alessandro Castellani; said to be from the Peytrignet collection at Pagani, near Naples and to come from Nola); gift of Thomas G. Appleton to MFA, 1876
Gift of Thomas Gold Appleton