- Museum number
Shoulder and body sherd of Attic black-figured pottery closed vessel, possibly an amphora; exterior: black-figure decoration consisting of two figure friezes separated by a narrow band; on shoulder, part of two geese grazing to right (with added red on wing and with added white dots on small feathers); below, head, shoulder and hands of satyr playing auloi to right (with red on ear and neck, dabs on auloi; incised neckline with vertical incised strokes below suggesting he wore a garment); at right, part of another figure, probably dancing (elbow remaining and possible traces of head and knee); incised splinter rosette as filling ornament.
- Production date
- 580BC-570BC (circa)
Height: 7.50 centimetres
Thickness: 0.70 centimetres
Width: 8.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Joins University College London, UCL-401.
For parallels regarding the grazing geese, see Bakir 1981, pl. 62, fig. 116.
According to Venit (quoting von Bothmer's opinion), the sherd may be attributed to Sophilos, despite the single, not double breast line on the geese.
For the decoration see also Carpenter, T. H., Dionysian Imagery in Archaic Greek Art. Oxford 1986, 91, with pl. 18,B.
Joins UCL-401; see Emil Kunze, Ath.Mitt. 59 (1934) 96, n.1. and Beil. X 1.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number