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Terracotta mug

Attributed to the Painter of Louvre CA 1694
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 450 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/16 in. (10.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.11.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Satyr putting on wreath

The satyr stands beside a fruit tree, indicated by the added red dots on the branches. The round-bottomed basket is very like those in the apple-picking scene by the Orchard Painter (07.286.74). Behind the satyr hangs a wineskin. One surmises that, having done his work, the satyr is putting on the wreath before quenching his thirst.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1949. "Recent Accessions of Greek Terracotta Vases." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 8(3): p. 95.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 87, 228, pl. 68f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 787, no. 6, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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