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Two-handled jar (pelike) with Dionysos and a Satyr

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Side A: A Satyr or Silen, holding a grape cluster in his left hand, pours wine into a kantharos held by Dionysos. He wears a skirt-like garment and a petasos. Side B: A Silen, bow-legged and wearing short tights, holds a mock phallus and draws a sword, possibly stolen from Herakles....

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Inscription

"Handsome!"

Provenance

By 1964: with André Emmerich Gallery, Inc., 17 East 64th Street, New York, N.Y. (exhibited in: Masterpieces of Greek Vase Painting, no. 31); purchased by MFA from André Emmerich Gallery, Inc., November 12, 1964

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period or Early Classical Period, about 475 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 34 cm (13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

64.2032

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels