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Center of a Calene bowl or cup

From the workshop of C. (Caius) Atilius at Cales north of Naples Black-glazed ceramic with molded relief. Cassandra, the priestess who had foreseen that the wooden horse made by the Greeks should not be brought inside the walls of Troy, was spared death in the sanctuary of Athena and was brought...

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By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (bought in Naples); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, South Italian, Hellenistic Period, 3rd or 2nd century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Cales, Campania, Italy

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Calenian ware


The Ancient World