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Fragment of a krater (mixing bowl)

Fragment of a bell krater at top of the figure zone. Head, in profile to left, of Athena with most of aegis and upper right arm preserved. She has her hair bound up and wears a lotus-bud earring. Staring gorgon and snaky edges decorate the scaled aegis. Top edge of scene preserved. [Label...

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Said to be from Tarentum; by 1968: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 11, 1968

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 460 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World