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Side A: Symposium scene: youth wearing long scarf reclining on a couch with a striped cushion behind him. In front of him sits a woman, her head thrown back, a bracelet around her right arm. At left, Eros stands playing double flute. On table below, eggs and fruit. Side B: Seated satyr at...

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By 1989: with Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA (Sotheby's auction, December 11, 1989, lot 177); purchased at the Sotheby's auction by Peter and Mary Lee Aldrich; partial gift to MFA from Peter and Mary Lee Aldrich, December 1995; accessioned, January 24, 1996

Credit Line

Partial gift of Peter and Mary Lee Aldrich

Greek, Sicilian, Late Classical Period, about 400–380 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Sicily, Italy


Height: 36.2 cm (14 1/4 in.); diameter: 37.7 cm (14 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World