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 (pelike) with Dionysos and a Satyr

Start collecting

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....

Show Full Description




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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World