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

The handle of a traveling cup, Spartan type, decorated with palmettes and scrolls, below which is the mask of a bearded satyr. The lower part of the satyr's beard is missing. Dark olive color. The patina has been removed.


By date unknown: H. Hoffmann Collection; 1899: sale of the H. Hoffmann Collection, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 13-14, lot 503; 1899: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 443; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).


Height: 9.4 cm (3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World