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.

Bell krater

Start collecting

Bearded satyr leaning on square pillar, tossing stones with his right hand. ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #98 (95.834) Bell-Krater Attributed to Python 350-335 B.C. A: Dionysos stands at the left, his thyrsos leaning against his left arm. He wears shoes, a bracelet, a beaded bandoleer, a...

Show Full Description


By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales Collection (according to MFA file card: bought with 95.835 in Naples for $20.00); dates unknown: on loan to MFA (Robinson catalogue, no. 493); gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales to MFA, March 28, 1895

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, 350–335 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Paestum, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 098.


33 cm (13 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World