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Image Index > Dionysiac Scenes > Ithyphallic Satyr Atop A Wine Jar


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An ithyphallic satyr sits on an empty wine jar. The jar itself is inscribed kalos ("beautiful"), and to the left we see inscribed on the black background Leagros kalos, to the right Athenodotus kalos. Are we to imagine that the satyr in some sense represents a mirror image of the inebriated and aroused symposiast who has just drained this cup and now thinks about beautiful boys?


Artist Onesimus
Date c. 500 BCE
   
Museum and Inventory Number Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 10.179
   
References and Publications ARV2 327.110
   
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This website makes available to the public the first two chapters of Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents, edited by Thomas K. Hubbard and published by University of California Press in April 2003. The index also lists the rest of the sourcebook's contents; the book may be ordered at www.ucpress.edu, list price $34.95 paperback. In addition, a file of close to 200 pertinent artistic images is assembled, including those published in the sourcebook and many others. Acknowledgement is made to University of California Press for permission to reproduce this material, as well as to the various museums that have granted permission to use their photographic images. Comments may be directed to Prof. Hubbard at tkh@mail.utexas.edu.