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Lamp-filler (guttus) in the form of a satyr

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Guttus (lamp-filler) in the form of a satyr. Small jug with ring-handle and tilted spout. Rose-buff clay; black-brown paint on hair, spout, handle; face coated with ochre wash and features were painted with black and white slip. Tip of right ear restored. The face is mold-made, with the ears...

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By date unknown: Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg Collection; gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg to MFA, June 27, 1990

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical to Early Hellenistic Period, second half of 4th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 034.


Height: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World