Head Vase (Satyr)

Unknown2nd - 1st century B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

A vessel in the shape of a bust of a satyr in yellow-orange clay, covered in red glaze. The smiling satyr has curly hair and a long, curly beard. He tilts his head to the right toward his shoulder and draws his eyebrows down over his eyes creating a furrowed brow. The hair is arranged in a curl wave pattern from a central part. The back of the vessel is only summarily modeled and there are pairs of incised lines decorating the base and the neck


  • Title: Head Vase (Satyr)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 2nd - 1st century B.C.
  • Location Created: Anatolia
  • Physical Dimensions: 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in.)
  • Type: Plastic vase
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Terracotta
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 73.AE.149
  • Culture: Roman
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Vessels (Containers)

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