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Water jar (kalpis) with a Satyr chorus dancing before an aulete

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The shoulder of this red figured jar features five members of a satyr chorus who dance toward musicians. The chorusmen wear identical full head masks of satyrs with large ears, shorts (perizoma) with attached bushy horse tails and phalloi. The men are shown in a variety of movements...

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By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Early Classical period, 480–460 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 151.


Height: 32.5 cm (12 13/16 in.); diameter: 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure technique


The Ancient World