T60.16 DANCING SATYR
|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 dancing Satyr from a painting depicting Satyrs at play.
A Satyr dances the hekateris, a high-kicking rustic dance. The creature is depicted with the ears and tail of a horse or ass, a pug nose, balding pate and thick beard. Hesiod names the father of the Satyrs Hecaterus after the dance,