User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.


Start collecting

Fragment of head of satyr. Curly hair, pointed ears, garland of ivy and discs. Laughing expression. Remains of red and black coloring. Broken obliquely through lower left side, garland much broken; handle gone.


By 1888: with R. Lanciani (said to have been found near the banks of the Tiber, on the Trastevere side, opposite the Island of Aesculapius [Isola di s. Bartolomeo]); purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, January, 1889, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Italic, Etruscan, Etrusco-Roman Period,


15.8 x 17 cm (6 1/4 x 6 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.158 H. 0.17 W.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements