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.

Two-handled jar (amphora)

Start collecting

Side A: A bearded satyr holds a young satyr on his shoulders by his outspread arms in the "flying angel" position, as if to watch a parade. The "Flying Angel Painter" gets his name from this vase. Side B: Another bearded satyr, with a white fillet in his hair, holds an immense model phallus,...

Show Full Description

Provenance

By 1898: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought at Santa Maria di Capua [1898] & presumably found there); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, about 480 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 124.

Dimensions

Height: 40.85 cm (16 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.882

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels