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Shape occasionally referred to as a krateriskos. The "Knot of Herakles" on either handle functions as a thumb-grip. An angular groove sharply bifurcates the rim. The neck is concave, the body rounded and tapering. The foot is in three degrees of rounded, torus-like moldings; the sloping...

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By date unknown: Dr. Henry J. Bigelow Collection; gift of Dr. Henry J. Bigelow to MFA, March 6, 1888

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Henry J. Bigelow

Greek, South Italian, Early Hellenistic Period, End of 4th to early 3rd century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 128.


14.8 cm (5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware


The Ancient World