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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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Provenance

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.

Dimensions

14.8 cm (5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.320

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels