ostracon ancient art



Greek Terracotta Satyr with Krater, 500 BC

Archaic satyr with protruding almond-shaped eyes, enormous snub nose, and full lips with slight archaic smile.

The prominent forehead with a receding hairline and animal ears. The smooth beard with a tiny mustache.

The satyr carries a krater whose volute handle and rim appear close to the left ear. The rim of the vessel is partially missing, as is the second handle.

The pectoral muscle is clearly visible, including the preserved right hand.

The figure of a satyr running away with stolen amphorae or wineskins is well known in antiquity.

Fine archaic style. Fine modeling and rare. Broken at the chest level. Back side missing.

H. 7.7 cm (3 in), H. with stand 9.2 cm (3.6 in)

Swiss private collection Zug, acquired in 1995. Self-published in 2012.

650 USD

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