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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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Inscription

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

Provenance

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.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

76.46

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure technique

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels