Askos in the form of a Satyr

    • Provenienza:
      Syracuse, necropolis of Contrada Grotticelli, 1957
    • Data:
      End of the 3rd - beginning of the 2nd century BC
    • Materiali:
    • Dimensioni:
      height 16 cm, length 17.9 cm
    • Collocazione:
      Syracuse, Museo Archeologico Regionale “Paolo Orsi”
    • Inventario:
      inv. 55081
  • Askos in the form of a Satyr

The satyr is reclining against a bulging skin sack, his hands outstretched closing the bag to form a spout for the vessel. His tense muscles are depicted with anatomical perfection. This Syracusan example has iconographic comparisons with Alexandrian specimens, which would indicate a source and production from the Ptolemaic capital. Other similar examples have been found along the coast of the Black Sea at Phanagoria, Panticapaeum and Amisos.