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.