Tondo: satyr on a pointed amphora

Tondo: satyr, head

Tondo: satyr on a pointed amphora

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Summary: Interior: satyr on a pointed amphora
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to Onesimos
Context: From Orvieto
Date: ca. 500 BC - ca. 480 BC

H. 0.107 m., D. 0.248 m.

Primary Citation: ARV2, 327, 110.
Shape: Kylix
Beazley Number: 203364
Region: Etruria
Period: Late Archaic

Decoration Description:

In tondo: a satyr is trying to sit on a pointed amphora. The satyr is naked except for an ivy wreath and an ankle cord, and has an erect phallos. He thrusts his bearded head forward with eager eyes, and his tail curls behind his left leg. His forehead is wrinkled, brown lines model the cheek, and there is a brown line between eye and eyebrow. He sits on a pointed amphora, and will balance on it and kick about. Inscriptions: on left, *L*E*A*G*R*O*S *K*A*L*O*S; on right, *A*Q*E*N*O*D*O*T*O*S *K*A*L*O*S, and on the amphora, *K*A*L*O*S, perhaps referring to the satyr.


Left: *L*E*A*G*R*O*S *K*A*L*O*S ("Leagros is beautiful"). Right: *A*Q*E*N*O*D*O*T*O*S *K*A*L*O*S ("Athenodotos is beautiful"), and on the amphora, *K*A*L*O*S ("[He is] beautiful"), perhaps referring to the satyr.


C & B No. 74

Collection History:

Formerly in the Bourguignon collection at Naples.

Sources Used:

Caskey & Beazley, 2, 25-6