T60.17 SATYR HERALD
|Museum Collection||British Museum, London|
|Catalogue No.||London 1868,0606.7|
|Beazley Archive No.||-|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Date||ca. 500 - 470 B.C.|
Detail of a Satyr herald from a painting depicting Satyrs at play.
A striding Satyr herald gazes backwards over his shoulder. He wears knee-length boots, a brimmed petasos cap and a chlamys cloak decorated with geometric patterns, and carries a herald's wand (kerykeion) in his outstretched hand. The creature has the bestial ears of an ass, a pug nose and thick beard. Unlike most of his fellows he has a full head of hair.