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Two-handled jar (amphora) with satyrs

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Side A: Satyr carrying a silenos on his back; another satyr behind. Inscription: Charmides is handsome (kalos) . Side B: Satyr standing with his back turned. Inscription: [He] is handsome (kalos). Three satyrs, the mischievous followers of the wine god Dionysus, decorate the front of this...

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Side A: to right of sayr's face ΧΑΡΜΙΔΕΣ to right of carrier ΚΑΛΟΣ Side B: to right of satyr's middle ΚΑΛΟΣ


By date unknown: Thomas G. Appleton Collection (purchased from Alessandro Castellani; said to be from the Peytrignet collection at Pagani, near Naples and to come from Nola); gift of Thomas G. Appleton to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gold Appleton

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 470 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 085.


Height: 32.3 cm (12 11/16 in.); diameter 17.3 cm (6 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure technique


The Ancient World