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This leering, unpainted figure has the chubby build and coarse features of a satyr, although he lacks a tail, and his one surviving ear (left) is not pointed. He wears a wreath of ivy and sits holding a kantharos close to his chest with both hands. His genitals hang on the ground between his...

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By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, South Italian, Hellenistic Period, about 120–70 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Campania, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 096.


9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World