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Mixing bowl (bell krater) depicting a sacrifice

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(A) A sacrifice. In center behind an altar, a priest, whose name ends in a sigma (remains of a Greek inscription '...S' above his head), is washing his hands in a basin held by a youth named Hippokles (Greek inscription HIPPOKLES above his head). At left, two youths approach, one named...

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Inscription

Side A: LàR ΚΑΛΛΙΑΣ ΜΑΝΤΙΘΕΟΣ …Σ ΙΠΠ[Ο]ΚΛ[ΗΣ] ΑΡΕΣΙΑΣ

Provenance

By 1889: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: said to have been found at S. Maria di Capua. Bought in Rome. 1889.); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 425 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 167.

Dimensions

Height: 42.3 cm (16 5/8 in.); diameter: 47 cm

Accession Number

95.25

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels