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Two-handled jar (amphora)

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The bright colors and white slip of the background enhance a mood of lightness and gaiety which is not dispelled by the main scene, where a satyr appears to be copulating with a mule, while Dionysos rides on its back.


By date unknown: William J. Stillman Collection; purchased from William J. Stillman by Henry P. Kidder; gift of Mrs. Henry P. Kidder to MFA, January 28, 1901

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry P. Kidder

Greek, Archaic Period, about 520–500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 54.


Height: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World